You're aware that the Soviets themselves regarded their own propaganda as full of lies and considered anyone who listened to them as idiots. You are aware of this fact, right? I love your infantile comment on Ronald Reagan's attitude towards the Soviet Union. Let's compare and contrast it to Obama's modern attitude.
"Here's my strategy for the Cold War: We win. They lose."
-- Ronald Reagan
"I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur."
-- Barack Obama
Note: Hirohito was not present when the surrender was signed aboard the Battleship Missouri.
It makes me sick to see the phrase, "Western-backed rebel forces". These are Islamists. When Russia says they're only going after the terrorists, they aren't lying. See, there aren't two sides in Syria's civil war, there are three (major ones). There is Assad's government, who represent a minority that would get massacred if they ever lose power (Russia is backing them), the Islamist rebels (we're backing them *puke*), and ISIS (against everyone). There aren't any good guys. The Syrians who want Western democracy? Laughable.
It continues to amaze me, year after year, all the journalists who simply do not comprehend that there are three (major) sides in the battle. When Russia bombs the Islamists, this is nothing more than a proxy war. Putin thinks Obama is finished, weak, and America is ready to be swept aside. This is all Obama's own fault, of course, for his miserable failure during the Syrian nerve gas crisis of 2013. His "red line" was shown to be nothing that anyone need be afraid of. Russia saw weakness and swooped in. According to Putin, this was America's "Suez Moment" and without it Russia would today not be in the civil war and NATO wouldn't have just shot down one of their aircraft.
The woman thing comes from the changes in male-female power due to the punitive divorce laws in America. Rather than have to give up his money in a divorce, he married his dumpy Asian girlfriend. Isn't there a word for white men who prefer Asian women? Isn't it derogatory?
His Chinese is terrible and sounds like a fourth grader. He's just so, so desperate to show off in front of everyone. In a cringeworthy moment, he actually asked Xi Jinping in front of people if he'd name his child. Xi obviously declined, the question should never have been posed in the first place. But he managed to embarrass himself in Chinese, so cool. Not.
Looking down on other humans isn't cool. Not when you do it, not when Zuckerberg does it.
I think people don't understand what the Pulitzer Prize is for these days. Once upon a time, it was given to inspire journalist excellence, but these days it is just a back-patting that says, "we endorse and agree with your leftist views." Just look at the prizes for Investigative Reporting - seven years into Obama's term and not a single Pulitzer has been awarded for investigating corruption and criminal behavior in his administration. Not one. And this from a scandal-ridden Presidency that is ripe for old-fashioned, shoe-leather, crusading journalists to expose to the light of day.
I don't see anything condemning any leftists at all. You have to go back 20 years ago to find a Prize awarded for an investigation of the Nation of Islam's questionable business dealings. Can you imagine this sort of thing going on today? A journalist would never receive a Pulitzer for doing this sort of story, in fact they'd probably be publicly shamed, fired, and rendered unemployable. So, let's all remember what the Pulitzer Prize actually is and what it stands for.
I just got the brilliant notion of using Hololens to do all the dungeon and minifig stuff that has previously been just on the board...
That would be pretty freaking cool... unnecessary, but WHO CARES IT'S COOL!
My mother is a fish. - William Faulkner