“Welcome to Stalingrad” ?!?
Someone should remind them of who won that battle.
And remind them who the other side was.
The idiocy is really strong with such people.
Not only did Germany lose the Battle of Stalingrad, there is no such place anymore; the city was renamed to Volgograd back in 1961.
Every now and then, proposals are floated to revive its historic name; either Stalingrad or Tsaritsyn, depending on who is doing the floating.
Since 2013, the title “Hero City Stalingrad” is used in city statements on several specific dates annually, and can officially be used in celebrations commemorating the end of the Battle of Stalingrad (February 2), Defender of the Fatherland Day (February 23), Victory Day (May 9), Start of Operation Barbarossa (June 22), the start of the Battle of Stalingrad (August 23), Victory over Japan Day (September 2), the start of Operation Uranus (November 19) and Day of the Fatherland’s Heroes December 9).
In 2014, 50,000 people signed a petition to Vladimir Putin, asking that the city’s name be permanently changed to Stalingrad. Putin didn’t rule it out but has stated that such a move should be preceded by a local referendum and that the Russian authorities will look into how to bring about such a referendum. So far, nothing has come out of it; Putin seems to be busy with other things these days.
Hmm, I could see some sort of drinking game involving the swastika shape. Perhaps involving teams dressed in appropriate allied military uniforms racing to empty out the swastika and thus be the first to “destroy” Nazism.
Good wholesome fun and educational too given the opportunity to do some research into the race to Berlin, etc.
Whaddaya mean that’s not what this was? It’s just a bunch of idiots standing around doing Nazi salutes?
Funny how that always seems to be the case.
This was the article that, if nothing else, clued me in that “soy boy” is the new “snowflake” among the ultra-far-right. Because there’s nothing more American than a HAMBERDER and nothing more commie pinko than TOFU! (Unless you’re getting Chinese takeout, and then it’s fine, as long as you make racist Chinese jokes while eating it)
Someone should remind them that who fought against Russia at Stalingrad.
They call people soy boy because the fake link between soy products and increased estrogen in men.
Really? I thought that ridiculous thing was debunked years ago. I do remember when Starbucks started offering soy milk as an alternative, seeing articles of people declaring they’d never use it “because I heard it makes men grow breasts”. Ah, the ultimate fear of any god-fearing Republican man: to be a woman.
When did that ever stop a good conspiracy theory?
It’s like many of these things, there is a kernel of truth that makes it believable, and if you don’t believe science anyway, you get to make up your own conclusions. Soybeans do indeed contain some compounds called phytoestrogens. The clinical significance of these compounds in anything approaching real life is nil, but estrogens!!
Yeah, it’s just a new super secret word for “not us” (well not that new) because cuck went mainstream. They also love making posts along the lines of “<insert something a liberal would say that’s dumb> *sips soy latte* before going to pick up his wife’s son from school” because it checks all the same boxes they have been laughing about for generations.
I love the mental image of a lactose-intolerant Trumpist Q-anon guy enduring stomach cramps and loud patriotic farts from his all-American dairy beverage rather than have effeminate soymilk in his coffee. MURICA!!
A Trumpist QAnon wouldn’t dare admit to being lactose-intolerant!
I’d make a Pinky and the Brain joke here about “trying to take over the world” but it’s too damn close to reality to be funny, instead of just depressing.
Because why should the rich folks in WA have all the fun?