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Robert Ariail

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    What do you expect from the Amateur?

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Absolutely! And if you were your country’s prez, you’d be marching down on Moscow this very minute! And you’d know not to do this just before the onset of winter, ’cos you have the smarts.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @omQ R

    Neither Napoleon nor Hitler were dumb enough to start their attack at the start of winter. But Napoleon’s troops had to march, and reached Moscow a trifle late.


    Hitler remembered Napoleon’s mistake, but since his army had mobile armour, he knew he wouldn’t have Napoleon’s problems. Only those summer rains slowed Hitler’s mobile armour (not to mention Hitler’s getting distracted), and the Wehrmacht arrived at Stalingrad at an unfortunate time.


    The US has MUCH better materiel than Napoleon or Hitler, and wouldn’t have their problems. Third invasion’s the charm? Anyway, if the US can just repeat the Anglo-Gallic-Ottoman performance of the 19th century, that worked out well. The US just has to remember to send at least one Light Brigade (so we can get a great poem out of the war).

  4. Bloggispher

    Bloggispher said, about 1 year ago

    More like a golf club.

  5. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Hitler had planned to attack Russia a month earlier, but had to divert some troops to the Balkans to put down a spot of trouble there.

    As for the mobile armour, photos show a lot of stuff, including artillery, still being moved by horses. Same thing in 1944 during the rout in France.

  6. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, about 1 year ago

    Anyone else getting tired of the attitude that if we act like the biggest, baddest butt-kicker in the world, everybody else will do just what we want them to do?

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Over taxed certainly is.

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 1 year ago

    Following your argument, Southern California and Texas and much of the Southwest should be turned over to Mexico. After all, it is separated by a bridge and used to be Mexico. And Mexico’s economy would be stronger. As to biting off more than he can chew, I think he will be back for a larger bite.

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    Teddy’s advice was more appropriate back when everyone just had sticks (and rifles). Now they have nuclear missles. Have to be more thoughtful.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    Ths cartoon, of course, is the opposite of the truth, of course. It’s McCain and Graham who are saying Obama isn’t yelling enough, and should be drawing red lines (like they criticized him for doing in Syria). Obama’s doing fine so far, and Putin is starting to get a big backlash from his business cronies, but these things take time.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    Putin is emboldened because he read Obama like a book and saw he would getaway with grabbing the Crimea.What’s next?

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    “(so we can get a great poem out of the war).”


    Don’t forget a name for a new garment.

  13. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 1 year ago

    admonished "…braying Jackasses-in-the-Pulpit, endlessly harping on such as the “End Times”

    Careful there now, I had my last comment against DisgustedTaxpayer/DisgistedAmerican deleted because I thought she was rapturing a tad too joyously wth this latest crisis…


    By the by, I believe the satire bone is located within the inner ear. You might need to have it checked if you thought Michael and I were…oh, nevermind, carry on, it’s more entertaining this way.

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    You have trouble understanding parody? That’s what Michael does…

    And your diatribe forgot the money seeking media (that’s ALL of them, no use picking your favorite). As in, “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.”

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    With all due respect to those with so much better ability to discern satire and parody than I can, there are times when it doesn’t really come across in print all that well.


    First, it’s not just you. Most people fall for Michael’s gig at first (I did).

    Second, He’s really good at it, which is why so many fall for it.

    Third, Good Satire/Parody should not be too obvious… which is why Michael is so good. Sometimes he’ll lay it on a little thick, but then given some of the people posting here, it looks like the real thing.

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