it’s [almost] over*

Our Long Dark Knight

The above is just a lameass pun [here's the part where you indulge me] inspired by this recent Ramirez cartoon and a link over ta’ *Rodge’s, which is related to this story.


  1. Ironic in Denver
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 8:55 am |

    It’s off the main subject line, but in the link:

    If she decides to take another go at the Malvinas Maldives Falklands, the Brits are going to have trouble doing a lot about it. They have let their navy shrink to the point that third world rate adventurers are starting to suppose they can get away with bearding the lion.

    This should be an object lesson to us as well. Weakness encourages aggression, which leads to war. (The run-up to WW II in a nutshell.)

  2. geezerette
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 9:06 am |

    I n D ^^ those same tho’ts were swirling in me ‘ole brain– glad you put them down so nicely—

  3. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:57 am |

    Yeah, I was stationed in the UK during the Falklands War, across the hall from Brits who were in play. We were pretty much neutral, *snick* but I got to watch ‘em work.
    Argies never had a chance.
    That time.
    Prob’ly never would’a happened if they’d believed that the Brits would actually fight.
    How many people have to die for historical short-sightedness, stupidity, arrogance, and fantasies?

  4. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:11 am |

    Falklanders should lose the sheep; switch to beef! African Water Buffalo—-
    (…Argentina military rifle calibers—————just piss them off! )

  5. JFH
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm |