Monday, March 25, 2013

Mean Power Politics














This is the most amusing online thingee I've come across lately. So good that I will swallow my pride and admit to having watched Mean Girls,* because you have to know that movie in order to appreciate It's Raining Mensheviks.

The idea is to find a picture of an early Soviet leader - be it a Menshevik, Bolshevik, Socialist Revolutionary, or whatnot - and add an appropriate quote from the movie. It works! Beneath the ideology, those revolutionaries were not unlike a teenage girl band of conspiratorial, cliquish, backstabbing, jealous, queen bees and wannabees.


*Just for the record, I watched it during a long boring plane ride, so I don't think it should cost me any points off my man card.

26 comments:

James said...

"Beneath the ideology, those revolutionaries were not unlike a teenage girl band of conspiratorial, cliquish, backstabbing, jealous, queen bees and wannabees." I didn't know the Austin City Council was "Menshevik"!

"*Just for the record, I watched it during a long boring plane ride, so I don't think it should cost me any points off my man card." A likely story TSB, a likely story indeed.

Anonymous said...

That's good TSB, especially the "where'd you get the beard?" one. I haven't seen these mean girls but I think someone should "airbrush in" some of our really tuff political women in those pictures. My favorite is 'Big Sis'. She knows the office doesn't matter in a revolution. It's just who can manage the 'collateral damage' with a straight face. gwb
http://washingtonexaminer.com/napolitano-doesnt-rule-out-2016-run-for-president/article/2525407

TSB said...

GWB: I wonder if a black-and-white photo of Big Sis would seem out of place among the old Bolshivik women? Good idea.

James: Okay, you got me. I'll confess I watched the whole movie after I got a look at 16-something year old Lindsey Lohan. That incredible rack would make anybody weaken.

James said...

"would make anybody weaken" and the Lord sayeth the road of righteous is narrow. But the Lord doesn't have
cable and I bet there'll be a rerun soon.

Anonymous said...

TSB: 'When You See Something Say Something': This month is the 10th Anniversary of the 'Patriot Act'.
I salute Senator Russ Feingold who was the only senator to vote against it. Many of the others are still there naming post offices and rubber-stamping whatever it is the President thinks he's doing secretely.
gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: My sources say the Arab Summit actually did something. Approving MLRS rocket launchers to be brought to Aleppo thru Turkey. Prince Bandar had to strong arm the Qatar (muslim brotherhood supporters)and also Erdogan to make this happen. If we see them in Aleppo in the next few weeks it will be interesting. Russkies are not happy and making Black Sea waves! gwb

Anonymous said...

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-03-280313.html
TSB: Very entertaining and imformative summary of Sec Kerry's recent diplomacy efforts in AfPak as predicted 1 yr ago by Peter Thomsen. (Reagans envoy to Afghanistan in 80's) gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: When it comes to protecting our schools I think 'Big Sis' is aiming for the Cyprus model. There you can only own a shotgun with a 2 shot maximum. (police license required and all ammo sales recorded) Supporters of this say it could eliminate bank robberies too! gwb
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-30/cyprus-firearms-laws

Anonymous said...

TSB: That was a pretty fun article about the DC beltway in wapo. They have crumbled underneath so they need to be rebuilt but they're so jammed that if you shut down one lane you close down DC. What to do? Brasilia? gwb

TSB said...

GWB: I never take the Beltway, so I say "shut it down." Let them ride bikes.

Anonymous said...

TSB: I'd like to see 'Babs' lead the charge on that bicycle to work idea since GM corn is linked to obesity, diabetes, cancer, kidney failure and heart disease...and thanks to her and her lobbying friends no one will ever be able to sue them for it. gwb
http://www.occupymonsanto360.org/2013/03/30/senator-mikulski-apologizes-for-monsanto-rider-mistake/

Anonymous said...

TSB: I wonder how those Taliban peace talks are going? http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/taliban-raids-afghan-provincial-capital/2013/04/03/ff0233f8-9c47-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html?hpid=z1

Also, have you read any of Alex Berenson's books? He's got the Chicoms putting a hole in the USS Decateur with a torpedo off the Korean coast. Looks like we are suddenly afraid of N. Korea. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Blog Del Narco is a girl! And she is more afraid of being killed by the government than by the Narcos! gwb http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/03/mexico-blog-del-narco-drug-wars

TSB said...

Blog del Narco is the most important media source in Mexico. Pretty amazing.

Anonymous said...

TSB: When I hear Kerry is in 'vigorous' talks with the Chinese to cool down N.Korea while the PLA has been attacking us via computer I think something is going to happen in the next few weeks. N.Korea is a Chinese proxy. I noticed also that India is telling the US to shove it about Iranian oil imports. (100,000 bpd). gwb

James said...

"Blog del Narco is the most important media source in Mexico". Yes! Also I have people from Mexico who've worked for me 20+yrs and their sons also for many years. From what they say I would look for vigilantism to become very prevalent down there.

Anonymous said...

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/21888563/flight-diverted-after-family-raises-concerns-over-pg-13-inflight-movie
TSB: They are taking away your inflight movies! gwb

TSB said...

GWB: That reminds me of an old joke about movies that are so bad they're only shown on airplanes and people still walk out.

Anonymous said...

Right TSB: Now here is a threat that should even scare 'little Kim'!
http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-04-06/fukushima-massive-leaks-continuing-daily-basis-%E2%80%A6-years-end Thank God a guy named George is on it!! This radioactive crap has been hitting the west coast for 2 years now and nobody says peep except all the seals that are dying from it. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: There are 2 things about the new bird flu in China that make me think it's going to explode. 1.Unlike H1N1 flu infected chickens often show no signs of illness. 2.The new flu is highly fatal but the old test only registers a weak positive even on critically ill victims. Then there is 3 and 4: It's already spread to Shanghai and do you really trust the Chi-coms?
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-new-bird-flu-could-be-way-more-widespread-than-tests-are-showing-2013-4

Anonymous said...

TSB: 'A Grim Reminder' combined with 'Another Grim Reminder' gwb

http://news.sky.com/story/1074978/afghanistan-taliban-kill-six-americans

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22058455
Up to 12 civilians - 10 children and two women - are reported to have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Way to go! You had the best early take on this one. gwb

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/magazine/raymond-davis-pakistan.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&smid=tw-share

James said...

Posting has been sparse. Have you been fishing while the world begins to burn? I have it on good authority you not a layabout lollygagger. To the key board man while there is a world to comment about! harumph!

TSB said...

A new post is overdue. I'll put up something this weekend about the FSO killed in Afghanistan. Unless I go fishing, that is.

Anonymous said...

James: There hasn't been any news besides the world burning down. I tried to read that state budget tweet and fell asleep. Diplopundit came to life over the latest tragic state cover-up. TSB deserves time to contemplate the past and future of boats..I mean moats! gwb

TSB said...

The world isn't burning down, at least not any more than usual. I predict the worst thing to be launched from Korea this week is that new Psy video.

Anyway, I finally posted something about last week's attack in Afghanistan.