The Greatest Cocktail Party in History

So many republicans, conservatives or whatever claimed to support the troops and it turned out they didn't give a shit.

"Fifteen-month tours and repeated deployments are increasing the rate of suicide, divorce, and psychological problems, according to Pentagon data."
--Soldier rampage hints at stress of repeated deployments

Maybe you should step up and write something important.

Posted by Gus at May 12, 2009 11:14 PM


Maybe you forgot. They signed up willingly for an incredibly tough and miserable job. No-one forced them--unlike the way they do in many of the countries you no doubt idolize more than your own.

Posted by MarkH at May 13, 2009 7:12 AM

Where is Adolf, to keep the company of Joe and Mao?
Socrates would stay to the last moment, to learn what happened to the civilization he started; and Shakespeare to do his own portrait of histories special monsters.
But I don't think it would be a meeting remembered fondly or productively. Birds of prey and birds of paradise do not flock together.

Posted by james wilson at May 13, 2009 9:02 AM

Do your always inflate your airbags before you comment? If not, you should.

Posted by vanderleun at May 13, 2009 9:35 AM

JW-- Click the link and look at the whole painting. You'll find Adolf toward the left-hand side.

Posted by Connecticut Yankee at May 13, 2009 10:12 AM

What I find interesting about this painting is the cultural mash-up going on. The artists know their own (Chinese) culture and include several Chinese historical figures, but it is obvious that they are aware of a great deal of Western culture from the figures they included.

Gus' troll-fu is pretty weak.

Posted by Eric Blair at May 16, 2009 6:24 PM