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2014-03-20 03:38:32 PM
Orange is the color of my revolution.
 
2014-03-20 03:39:18 PM
If he really wanted to hurt Boner, he'd be restricting vodka sales to the US.
 
2014-03-20 03:40:28 PM

Infernalist: If he really wanted to hurt Boner, he'd be restricting vodka sales to the US.


The best vodka comes from Texas anyway.
 
2014-03-20 03:40:29 PM
They drink vodka not scotch, Boehner gives zero farks.
 
2014-03-20 03:43:11 PM
If you want to punish someone by taking something from them, may I suggest that whatever you take should be something they wanted in the first place?
 
2014-03-20 03:46:18 PM
Get your Wolf ammo while you can everyone.
 
2014-03-20 03:46:19 PM
You can just ban him from a country?  Why didn't we think of that?!
 
2014-03-20 03:46:59 PM
"John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-03-20 03:47:12 PM

Infernalist: If he really wanted to hurt Boner, he'd be restricting vodka sales to the US.


When I want to hurt my boner I .... uh, nevermind
 
2014-03-20 03:48:20 PM

SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.
 
2014-03-20 03:48:32 PM
Russians think orange people are genetically inferior
 
2014-03-20 03:48:57 PM

please: Get your Wolf ammo while you can everyone.


That crap always jams my 223.  It's like half the cost of decent ammo, but still not worth it.
 
2014-03-20 03:48:57 PM
Did he cry?
 
2014-03-20 03:50:32 PM

please: Get your Wolf ammo while you can everyone.


;_; just when steal cased wolf 9mm was starting to get cheap again
 
2014-03-20 03:51:00 PM

EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.


Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?
 
2014-03-20 03:53:11 PM

Cyclometh: If you want to punish someone by taking something from them, may I suggest that whatever you take should be something they wanted in the first place?


Nobody wants to punish anyone. It's just a face-saving measures. "You've banned some of ours, we've banned some of yours, everyone's happy."
 
2014-03-20 03:53:17 PM

Corvus: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?


So you think Putin has plans on all of Western Europe, or do you think he's primarily concerned with the Baltic states surrounding the Black Sea?
 
2014-03-20 03:55:33 PM
Sanctions aren't going to work if Europe isn't willing to take the pain... And even then it becomes an issue of who blinks first
 
2014-03-20 03:55:45 PM

Corvus: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?


The situations are in no way analogous.
 
2014-03-20 03:55:56 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Did he cry?


is it a day ending in "y"?
 
2014-03-20 03:57:55 PM

JesusJuice: Corvus: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?

The situations are in no way analogous.


What is with the obsession with WWII anyway?
 
2014-03-20 03:58:42 PM
In response, Russia announced an entry ban on nine American lawmakers and officials, including House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chief Robert Menendez, the Associated Press reported.

Putin is mocking Obama, like the Dauphin sending tennis balls to Henry.  Maybe next, Putin will be sending Obama a case of golf balls.
 
2014-03-20 03:58:49 PM

JesusJuice: Corvus: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?

The situations are in no way analogous.


I suppose you could view the seizure of the Crimea as roughly analogous to the Anschluss.
 
Bf+
2014-03-20 04:00:06 PM
And I thought there was no way Republicans could love Putin any more than they already do.
 
2014-03-20 04:01:16 PM

EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.


How about USA doesn't tell Europe shiat, since its none of your business what the continent of Europe does, and none of your advice is asked for?
 
2014-03-20 04:01:42 PM

Ned Stark: Infernalist: If he really wanted to hurt Boner, he'd be restricting vodka sales to the US.

The best vodka comes from Texas anyway.


Not sure if Tito's is the best, but it is pretty damn good.
 
2014-03-20 04:04:44 PM

qorkfiend: JesusJuice: Corvus: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?

The situations are in no way analogous.

I suppose you could view the seizure of the Crimea as roughly analogous to the Anschluss.


Honest question: did the Germans invade the Anschluss several times?
 
2014-03-20 04:05:58 PM

SkinnyHead: In response, Russia announced an entry ban on nine American lawmakers and officials, including House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chief Robert Menendez, the Associated Press reported.

Putin is mocking Obama, like the Dauphin sending tennis balls to Henry.  Maybe next, Putin will be sending Obama a case of golf balls.


If Putin is mocking the sanctions, why is he begging Russian billionaires to pay their taxes in anticipation of the economic hardship the sanctions will bring?

Linkie Poo
 
2014-03-20 04:10:31 PM

max_pooper: SkinnyHead: In response, Russia announced an entry ban on nine American lawmakers and officials, including House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chief Robert Menendez, the Associated Press reported.

Putin is mocking Obama, like the Dauphin sending tennis balls to Henry.  Maybe next, Putin will be sending Obama a case of golf balls.

If Putin is mocking the sanctions, why is he begging Russian billionaires to pay their taxes in anticipation of the economic hardship the sanctions will bring?

Linkie Poo


...really? Putin's banking on the kindness of oligarchs to get him through the economic (and other) isolation that's coming after annexing an economically-distressed region?

Gooooooohoooooohooooood luck with that, Soul Eyes. We couldn't even get oligarchs in the US to fund our last oil war.
 
2014-03-20 04:11:27 PM

SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]


But arming rebels to fark with the Russians will totally work THIS time, and never bite us in the ass!
 
2014-03-20 04:13:12 PM

Dr Dreidel: max_pooper: SkinnyHead: In response, Russia announced an entry ban on nine American lawmakers and officials, including House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chief Robert Menendez, the Associated Press reported.

Putin is mocking Obama, like the Dauphin sending tennis balls to Henry.  Maybe next, Putin will be sending Obama a case of golf balls.

If Putin is mocking the sanctions, why is he begging Russian billionaires to pay their taxes in anticipation of the economic hardship the sanctions will bring?

Linkie Poo

...really? Putin's banking on the kindness of oligarchs to get him through the economic (and other) isolation that's coming after annexing an economically-distressed region?

Gooooooohoooooohooooood luck with that, Soul Eyes. We couldn't even get oligarchs in the US to fund our last oil war.


Pfft. You're just jealous that in response to economic sanctions that are wrecking havoc with the Russian economy, Putin clearly outsmarted the west by banning nine people who probably weren't gonna go to Russia anyway. That shows he really is a master of strategery.
 
2014-03-20 04:15:35 PM

spawn73: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

How about USA doesn't tell Europe shiat, since its none of your business what the continent of Europe does, and none of your advice is asked for?


Fair enough. And happily close our bases and bring our troops home. We have little reason with the EU now and the collapse of the Soviet Union to retain those facilities.
 
2014-03-20 04:17:40 PM

qorkfiend: JesusJuice: Corvus: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?

The situations are in no way analogous.

I suppose you could view the seizure of the Crimea as roughly analogous to the Anschluss.


If you don't care about context; historical, political, or cultural.
 
2014-03-20 04:18:52 PM

MFAWG: Honest question: did the Germans invade the Anschluss several times?


img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-20 04:24:17 PM

JesusJuice: qorkfiend: JesusJuice: Corvus: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

Yeah that worked so well with Germany in the 30s didn't it?

The situations are in no way analogous.

I suppose you could view the seizure of the Crimea as roughly analogous to the Anschluss.

If you don't care about context; historical, political, or cultural.


Well, yes.
 
2014-03-20 04:32:43 PM

spawn73: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

How about USA doesn't tell Europe shiat, since its none of your business what the continent of Europe does, and none of your advice is asked for?


Works for me.
 
2014-03-20 04:40:16 PM

Headso: Russians think orange people are genetically inferior


Judging by Boehner, they're right.
 
2014-03-20 04:41:21 PM
And from Bloomberg: U.S. companies with operations in Russia should prepare for growing tensions by reviewing evacuation plans, tightening cybersecurity and being alert for a spike in anti-American sentiment, according to corporate-security analysts.
 
2014-03-20 04:46:52 PM
"John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

John McCain must own a shiatload of "defense" stocks.  Nobody is as eager to go to war under any possible pretext as McCain.
 
2014-03-20 04:47:31 PM

cig-mkr: And from Bloomberg: U.S. companies with operations in Russia should prepare for growing tensions by reviewing evacuation plans, tightening cybersecurity and being alert for a spike in anti-American sentiment, according to corporate-security analysts.


That's good planning anyway, but standard procedure for foreign-owned businesses when the "host" country starts going bugfark insane (cf. Egypt, Tunisia, etc).

Related, I was talking to a coworker about the possibility of all-out war earlier today. Living so close to DC, it's weirdly comforting to know I'd vaporize before I had a chance to see the nuke-flash.
 
2014-03-20 04:48:26 PM

lilbjorn: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

John McCain must own a shiatload of "defense" stocks.  Nobody is as eager to go to war under any possible pretext as McCain.


How many wars has McCain advocated the US entering since Obama was elected president?
 
2014-03-20 04:53:06 PM

Dr Dreidel: cig-mkr: And from Bloomberg: U.S. companies with operations in Russia should prepare for growing tensions by reviewing evacuation plans, tightening cybersecurity and being alert for a spike in anti-American sentiment, according to corporate-security analysts.

That's good planning anyway, but standard procedure for foreign-owned businesses when the "host" country starts going bugfark insane (cf. Egypt, Tunisia, etc).

Related, I was talking to a coworker about the possibility of all-out war earlier today. Living so close to DC, it's weirdly comforting to know I'd vaporize before I had a chance to see the nuke-flash.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-20 04:56:08 PM

max_pooper: lilbjorn: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

John McCain must own a shiatload of "defense" stocks.  Nobody is as eager to go to war under any possible pretext as McCain.

How many wars has McCain advocated the US entering since Obama was elected president?


Every single one that Obama opposed, so effectively, every border skirmish on the planet has McCain chomping at the bit.
 
2014-03-20 04:58:30 PM

SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?


John McCain wants people to die.  Big farkin' surprise.
 
2014-03-20 05:00:25 PM

spawn73: EWreckedSean: SuburbanCowboy: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

That worked out great for us last time, didn't it genius?

[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Sanctions haven't exactly been a winner for us either. We need to kindly tell Europe to take care of the business at it's own doorstep and get dis-involved.

How about USA doesn't tell Europe shiat, since its none of your business what the continent of Europe does, and none of your advice is asked for?


Considering the sheer amount of American soldiers that went to Europe and never made it back, not to mention the massive amount of investment we made to rebuild Europe and keep the Soviets from advancing further west after the end of World War II the United States has an interest in what happens in Europe.
I'm not advocating any particular position as to what we should do regarding Russia but to say that it's none of our business is incorrect.
 
2014-03-20 05:00:43 PM

Elandriel: max_pooper: lilbjorn: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

John McCain must own a shiatload of "defense" stocks.  Nobody is as eager to go to war under any possible pretext as McCain.

How many wars has McCain advocated the US entering since Obama was elected president?

Every single one that Obama opposed, so effectively, every border skirmish on the planet has McCain chomping at the bit.


I was just wondering if anyone has kept track. It's got to be more than a half dozen by now.
 
2014-03-20 05:01:14 PM
Putin doesn't care about "costs."  He cares about power.  Annexing Crimea increases his political power and Russia's geopolitical power, and it just makes it better for him when he can smirk at sanctions too.  He has this thing pretty locked up.
 
2014-03-20 05:01:51 PM

spawn73: How about USA doesn't tell Europe shiat, since its none of your business what the continent of Europe does, and none of your advice is asked for?



Freeloading moochers don't get to tell off the people they're using for a free ride.  NATO has a massive free-rider problem as many nations assume that they can cut defense spending and rely on the United States as a military backstop.

In short, you want us to mind our own business, put your money where your mouth is and start taking your defense in your own hands.
 
2014-03-20 05:10:41 PM

lilbjorn: "John McCain, said that the sanctions were insufficient and that the United States should instead supply arms and training to the Ukrainians."

John McCain must own a shiatload of "defense" stocks.  Nobody is as eager to go to war under any possible pretext as McCain.


You kiddin'?  McCain is a veritable peacemonger compared to the real loonies...
 
2014-03-20 05:11:40 PM

ManateeGag: Lionel Mandrake: Did he cry?

is it a day ending in "y"?


Nope. четверг
 
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