halialkers: Cartoon of stick figure at computer with caption "Someone is wrong on the Internet," (A drama queen thou art)
I have one comment to make about this in two and a half parts: 

1) You stupid sonsobitches got us here in the South into the Ulysses S. Grant and His Amazing Friends show the last time you tried that shit. I do not think letting that happen again is a good idea. We got lucky with Grant being the kind of person who wouldn't be believable if he were in a story. We won't be that lucky in today's era where people are much less romantic about freedom and democracy than they were then.

2) Secession sticking requires a war. If you start one, bring the A Game otherwise you're going to be at the mercy of the victors. And I rather doubt we'd see any modern secessionists given six months to form a government. If you want to play Tamil Tigers, you're going to need to have also people whose idea of fighting a war is more complicated than "LEEROY JENKINS!" because that kind of thing didn't work then and it ain't gon' work now. Nor will being murderous brutes, as it doesn't work elsewhere in the world and it won't here.

2.5) Go fuck yourselves with an electric eel.

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The infamous 67th Tigers has been banned from AH.com at long last. It's Christmas in July. And Eurofed, the Nazi-wanker, is also kicked for a week.
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No link to the article here, as it's just too damn squicky for that, and the actual content behind a cut for sheer squick: 

not safe for work, you have been warned )


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In the latest installment of the "FDR and Stalin were moral equals" series, [livejournal.com profile] badlydrawnjeff was again presented with the same conversation he was presented all the other times. He once again claimed that he did not say what anyone else with a fraction of intellectual honesty or sincerity would have realized he very much did say. The offending comment that started this whole thing was when he claimed, in one of the most breath-taking and bald examples of the big lie I've ever seen that FDR and Stalin were moral equals, and that the New Deal was directly comparable to the generic social programs of Ioseb Jugashvili.

Social programs, I might add, which were starve people and take their stuff, and enslave in giant slave-labor camps anyone he objected. His actual comment included the amazingly stupid line about not being sure whether or not the Internment camps involved slave labor, to morally compare the spasms of racist bigotry in WWII America targeting ethnic Japanese on the mainland to the Gulag Archipelago in the USSR, where people could literally face the prospect of show trials for non-existent crimes in the Gulag after being sent to the Gulag for non-existent crimes to start with.

However, in this installment he upped the ante by being deliberately asked whether or not he sincerely meant that the USA had a program akin to collectivization in the Soviet Union. This would be the root of the Ukrainian Terror-Famine, which was part of a USSR-wide phenomenon at its most lethal in the entire USSR in Kazakhstan, which lost 25% of the population to Stalin's Terror.

At this point, he's gone as far off the deep end as 67th Tigers in *his* recent comment about a MODERATE British action in the case of intervention in the ACW being the deliberate burning of the entirety of New York City at the time, without specifying even that civilians would be evacuated first ala Atlanta.

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The offending paragraph to the British JeffBot (my comments in Italics with S_F, his in Bold with Numbered Feline):

S_F:
The Union Army of the US Civil War was 1.5 million strong, but in terms of the structure, it was created by convoluted patterns of enlistment, as well as recruiting from both US states and states controlled by the so-called Richmond government, such that the Civil War is one case where numbers can only be estimates. Thus while I say the Union army was 1.5 million strong, it might have been larger at various points, or alternately it might include in several cases counting one person twice or thrice due to multiple enlistments.
cut for length and sheer concentrated stupidity )

The Union Army of the US Civil War was 1.5 million strong, but in terms of the structure, it was created by convoluted patterns of enlistment, as well as recruiting from both US states and states controlled by the so-called Richmond government, such that the Civil War is one case where numbers can only be estimates. Thus while I say the Union army was 1.5 million strong, it might have been larger at various points, or alternately it might include in several cases counting one person twice or thrice due to multiple enlistments.

But I digress, this is why I sometimes loathe AH.com as now that I've met the JeffBot I happen to recognize this version of trolling when I see it.

Good God:

Feb. 17th, 2012 04:17 pm
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I learned that Pat Buchanan said that the Treblinka Death Camp was a lie. That it didn't really kill anyone. What the flying fuck? How does a guy like this sound respectable to anyone with the least hint of a backbone in terms of honesty or morality? 
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The aforementioned clusterfuckery on Alternatehistory.com, mentioned in that post yesterday, has at this point claimed another victim and the giant thread which was about issues between the moderators and the administrators not directly connected to MLP in the first place continues to creep and seep onward. I swear, I've been on this damn forum in one fashion or another since 2003, and I'm pretty much appalled that this is the most controversial thing on there since the banning of S.M. Stirling, either that or alternately the banning of an author who wrote....fair...tales of sci-fi but on the whole was one of the most infamous bigots on the forum.

I mean at least Sterling and *that guy* were banned over statements advocating genocide (an insta-banhammer on that forum and one rule I've adopted for my own LJ/DW, advocate it and the ban is automatic and never to be rescinded). That's serious stuff right there, something that really did deserve all this fuckery. But this? A cartoon show? FFS, people on that forum have curious obsessions with Warhammer 40K (it's where I first heard of it), Transformers, and other more "boyish" stuff and nobody goes ballistic over that. But a show for *girls* liked by *men* gets this? For God's sake even the *comic book fans* get along better on that forum than this. Even the ISRAEL threads haven't produced but one banning in recent days and that for the same advocating genocide/ethnic cleansing thing.

For non-sighted, the same macro from yesterday, a dog looking questioningly and the words "No SRSLY, WTF is this shit?" 





halialkers: Picard looking left and gesturing with caption "WTF is this shit?" (WTF is this shit)
The mother of all My Little Ponies wankery. All this, over bloody cartoon ponies. People de-modded, threatening to call the police, and another slew of bannings. Over goddamn cartoon ponies.

My reaction, for non-sighted, is a dog here with the macro "No srsly, WTF is this shit."


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The context: on Alternatehistory.com, where I go by Snake Featherston, someone posted a "Neo-Confederates, what do you think of them?" thread. Well, knowing ol' Under L you had to figure I would respond to that there topic. My first response:
cut for language )

To which someone responded "Don't hold back Snake, tell us what you really think." Well.....I did: 

All right, you asked for it. The Neo-Confederates whitewash a pathetic regime of backstabbing treacherous blue-blood lazy rapist assholes who didn't have what it took to lead a spelling bee, much less a state. The Confederacy was one of the lousiest, most pathetic attempts at building an army and a state that ever disgraced human history, its generals were invariably mediocre at best and treacherous self-interested douchebag murderers at worst. It was dedicated to the premise that 2/3 of its population was divinely entitled to the labor of the other 1/3, with its own white supremacist ideal regularly and proudly undermined by its supposed champions. The Confederacy is regularly made out to be far more than it was, and is a wretched shame and decayed, shuffling zombie with its bony, rotten, foul-smelling fingers digging into the back of the South despite being all of four years in Southern history. It was a malicious, bloody-minded dictatorship that resorted to use of fire and sword whenever it was convenient, morality and justice be damned, and it was not only doing that but it was terrible at it.

The Confederacy was all this, and these people *admire* that time. As a descendant of both CS and US veterans I wish the CSA was roundly despised as a shame for the South, and that James Longstreet and Patrick Cleburne had memorials, not that murderous, thuggish asshole Nathan Bedford Forrest and that malaria-ridden paranoid, petty, waspish little man Jefferson Davis, and particularly not white-haired Marble Bob and his bunch of looters and murderers.

I am proud to call myself a Jayhawker because the CSA's been dead for 146 years now, and it should have no relevance whatsoever to the South, whose history is much broader than that, and the focus on it is to the detriment of the entire South.

Well, Rob, you asked me not to hold back......

Suffice to say that when ye ask, so shall ye receive. *amused*

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Why precisely do police use tasers on people's crotches? This happened to a transgendered woman earlier, and now to a black teenager in Pennsylvania. I mean seriously, WTF is wrong with those people? O.o

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/14/police-officer-tases-teenager-outside-high-school_n_1149318.html


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