“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Who would you rather have three shots and a beer with?

1. Barack Obama  or Bibi Netanyahu?

2. Jeb Bush or Ron Paul?

3. Ted Cruz or absolutely anyone else?

4. Doug or Bob?

5. WIO  or DR?

6. Ash or Quirk?

7. Nobody in their right mind would want to have a drink with Rufus  :)


  1. 1) Bibi
    2) Ron Paul
    3) Ted Cruz - anyone else would include ratboy
    4) Doug
    5) WiO by all means anywhere anytime
    6) Quirk, though if not available I would drink with Noble Ash
    7) Ah, that's mean

    1. It’s my job:

      “This site is dedicated to preying on people’s vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.”

    2. Yeah, but you'd give your left nut to have a bowl of what I got on the stove, right now.

  2. I’d rather smoke a big fat joint with Rufus

  3. 1) Barack Obama

    2) Ron Paul

    3) Ted Cruz - I think you could get a cover story for Psychology Today out of it.

    4) This is a Trick Question, right?

    5) I always side with the guy with the Big Hands

    6) Quirk, if he brings his dog.

    7) 'Ceptin' for your momma, of course. :)

  4. I really think I'd rather have a drink with Michelle Obama.

    1. I believe a couple of Sapporos, and a bowl of Rufus Stew, and she'd leave that big-eared, metropolitan pineapple-eater waiting in the limo.

  5. I wouldn't drink in the same city as Obama.

    I would drink with Quirk and Bob and Allen.

    Rufus? Maybe,

    DR not a chance in hell.

    Deuce? Maybe 4 years ago, today? Nope.

    1. Not a chance. In hell, on the other side of hell, under hell, or in the place the people in hell call hell.

    2. Rufus you are still worthy of redemption, you are not a true believer jew hating nazi wannabe.

      Just a low intelligence voter...

    3. Intelligent enough not to go drinking with some asshole that I know I'm going to end up killing.

    4. then you are a low intelligent killer.

  6. Replies
    1. I'll pay for the mutt's beer (after all, that's who I intend to spend the night talking to.)

  7. Don't drink any more, I drink a lot less.

    Of the whole crew, Rufus and the bartender, I'd bring a couple of phatties.
    We could share 'em with Mr Obama and Mr Paul

    The Legionnaire, only if he was buying and had to leave.
    Ash, yeah, he win that one, he made that Christmas video.

    The other two, wouldn't walk across the street to piss on 'em if they were on fire.

    Cruz, not a chance
    Doug, only if he paid the airfare to Hawaii.

    1. "airfare to Hawaii?" Damn, I missed that one. :)

      I'll bring the food.

  8. Irbil, Iraq (CNN)New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that success is more important than timing in any attempt to retake Iraq's second most populous city, Mosul, from ISIS militants.

    Carter spoke on his way to Afghanistan, where he is meeting Afghan leaders and U.S. troops in his first week in the post, having taken over from Chuck Hagel.

    Any operation to take Mosul will be "Iraqi-led and U.S.-supported," he said.

    "It's important that it be launched at a time when it can succeed and so I think the important thing is that it get done when it can be done successfully. Even if I knew exactly when that was going to be, I wouldn't tell you," he said.

    "Of course, I'm open. I'm always open to advice from our military commanders about what the best way to achieve success is.
    Kurdish fighters hold ground against daily ISIS attacks

    "And that is a question that will come down the road but I think what's important is that the campaign to retake Mosul succeed and we're committed to that success and not to a particular timetable."

    1. .

      Carter states the obvious but at least he states it.

      "And that is a question that will come down the road but I think what's important is that the campaign to retake Mosul succeed and we're committed to that success and not to a particular timetable."

      We can say 'Iraq will lead and the US will support' all day long but once the attack begins, if things go badly, it will be the US that is blamed.



    2. Well, the US did not do so well at the first attempt to take Fallujah.
      Who 'took the blame' for that?

      Who cared after the second attempt succeeded.

      The siege of Kobane started on 13SEP2014, the battle had some ebb and flow, but did not finish until 2FEB2015 when Daesh had been cleared from an area 25 kilometers around the city. Almost five months for the Daesh to not take the city.

      If the Iraqi were to take that long, five months, before they were successful, how many would say they had failed, before that success was achieved?

    3. The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) - five months, one week, and three days.for the Germans to not take that cityscape.

      In early November of 1942 it looked like the NAZI were going to get it done.
      Then on the 19NOV1942 it went south on 'em.
      They were cut off and without logistical support, lost big time.
      But even then, it took almost three months of heavy fighting to beat the Germans.

    4. How long will the Battle of Mosul be engaged before folks like Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson want to declare defeat?

    5. The day before it starts? :) :)

    6. It will be interesting. They have had a long time to prepare. And even if, as may be likely, the city is finally 'taken' what happens then? Who is going to police this place of a million people, who have all opted to stay. Mosul had two million. Those that stayed don't mind ISIS so much. They will mind Shia police.

      You two are the two dumbest 'military experts' I've ever come across. Anyone who served in The Idaho Militia for 35 years as I did knows a lot more.

      July 4th my ass.


    7. Quirk Thu May 27, 02:16:00 AM EDT
      Bob, a tip.

      Delete your post on the bank.

      Mətušélaḥ Fri Nov 14, 12:48:00 AM EST

      Fuck, you're a dumbass, Bob.


  9. Just because no one in their right mind would drink with Rufus doesn't mean that Rufus would have to drink alone.

    He could drink with ratboy.

    Ernest Hemingway said never drink alone, but there are exceptions to every rule.

    1. You couldn't take Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson to the bar, he'd steal your credit card.
      Then tell you that the waitress said he could do it.

  10. I never had any trouble finding someone to have a beer with. It along about the 32nd that I usually ran out of friends. :)

  11. Damn, that was good. Almost didn't get enough salt in it, but fixed it the last minute. :)

  12. I'd love to drink with Sam. He'd drink me under the table. Quirk would drink me under table. Rufus won't let me in MIssissishitti but he could drink me under the table. I might be able to handle Noble Ash. Don't know about WiO.

  13. Quirk - Smirnoff® Premium Vodka
    Rufus - Budweiser - Jim Beam mix
    Noble Ash - Toronto Champagne
    rat - warm Arizona hog piss
    Sam - Australian Surfer Lager
    WiO - ? this is a tough one - perhaps Yatir Forest 2003
    Bob - Bacardi rum

    1. The discovery of widespread FGM in Iraqi Kurdistan suggests the assumption to be incorrect that FGM is primarily an African phenomenon with only marginal occurrence in the eastern Islamic world. FGM is practiced at a rate of nearly 60 percent by Iraqi Kurds, then how prevalent is the practice in neighboring Syria where living conditions and cultural and religious practices are comparable?

      Why should a single US soldier die to protect this horrid cultural practice,
      Answer US that Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson

      Bob Oreille Thu Aug 07, 01:07:00 PM EDT
      If you can't see it any other way, think about all those clits, Quirk, think about all those coming clipped clits.

    2. Bob Oreille Thu Aug 07, 01:07:00 PM EDT
      If you can't see it any other way, think about all those clits, Quirk, think about all those coming clipped clits.