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June 22, 2007

300 Full First Battle Scene

Filed under: Defending America,Entertainment,Open Thread,Terrorism,YouTube — Sisyphus @ 5:34 am

I’ve become addicted to posting these Youtube videos. This one has no immediate political relevance, other than showing that Iran can be beaten, and has been beaten in the past.

Plus, I think this was a really good movie. The Spartans were Pagans, but I still respect the values of their society. Very enlightened Pagans.

You can consider this an open thread, if you like. Or you can talk about the clip. Whatever.

55 Comments »

  1. Hmm. You are aware, of course, that the rate of homosexuality in Sparta was high, even by ancient Greek standards?

    Comment by lanfranc — June 22, 2007 @ 8:53 am | Reply

  2. Which values do you like? The slavery, or the homosexuality?

    Comment by Salmo — June 22, 2007 @ 9:41 am | Reply

  3. I wonder if there is some way we could lure the Iranians into attacking us in a narrow mountain pass.

    Comment by DPS — June 22, 2007 @ 9:45 am | Reply

  4. 300 was the perfect commentary about the situation over in the Middle East right now. King Leonidas is the perfect analogy to GW Bush; fighting for freedom against the savage hordes of tyranny only to be betrayed by traitors at home.

    It will be up to President Brownback to avenge Bush.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 22, 2007 @ 10:08 am | Reply

  5. “This is madness!”

    “Madness? THIS! IS! SPARTAAAAAAA!”

    Heh. A film of truly epic rubbishness.

    ‘I still respect the values of their society. Very enlightened Pagans.’

    Sisyphus, I would be interested to know your opinions of the widespread Spartan incidence of state-sanctioned paedophilia and infanticide.

    Comment by interpreted — June 22, 2007 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  6. I wonder, did they cut out the openingscene (the one scene where the Spartans throw “weak” babies off a cliff) in the American version?
    Oh, and civilized people don’t kill messengers, every nation in the classical world understood that, except the Spartans.

    Comment by Skeptic — June 22, 2007 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  7. Or push them into giant pits.

    Comment by interpreted — June 22, 2007 @ 10:28 am | Reply

  8. […] is madness! It’s not even funny (OK, it is quite funny) when Sisyphus plays into our hands so […]

    Pingback by This is madness! « Blogs 4 Moonbats — June 22, 2007 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  9. “Or push them into giant pits.”

    Well, they were pushed into a well. The Persians did ask for earth and water from the Spartans.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 22, 2007 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

  10. Cool Movie. Should not be takes serious, though.

    And trying to bring political analogies with that movie is…. somewhat dumb.

    Comment by PG — June 22, 2007 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

  11. What “300” proved to me was that the Spartans were 100% not gay. They were totally straight. No homosexual overtones at all.

    Comment by Curious — June 22, 2007 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  12. Nope. Not at all. Any historical sources to the contrary are the work of LIEberal treefrog moonbat scum, compared to Frank Miller’s right thinking, patriotic ways!

    Comment by interpreted — June 22, 2007 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

  13. “What “300″ proved to me was that the Spartans were 100% not gay. They were totally straight. No homosexual overtones at all.”

    You got that right, Curious. That’s actually because, if they caught anybody engaging in sodomy, they gave them a good, hard pounding right then and there. The Spartans knew how to straighten a man out, I tell you what. Wish we were more like ’em.

    Comment by DPS — June 22, 2007 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  14. “You got that right, Curious. That’s actually because, if they caught anybody engaging in sodomy, they gave them a good, hard pounding right then and there. The Spartans knew how to straighten a man out, I tell you what. Wish we were more like ‘em.”

    A “pounding”, yeah, that’s exactly what they did, you also might want to do some research about the “special” relationship between masters and apprentices in Sparta…

    Comment by Skeptic — June 22, 2007 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  15. ‘A “pounding”, yeah, that’s exactly what they did, you also might want to do some research about the “special” relationship between masters and apprentices in Sparta…’

    Why do you have to inject your bizarre homos*xual fantasies into every discussion? Surely there is some other website where discussion of your twisted needs would be more welcome.

    Comment by DPS — June 22, 2007 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  16. It is just as I imagine it will be after the Rapture when the battle of Good vs. Evil takes place. I think I would love nothing more than watching the wicked be cut off at the knees. Literally. Praised be for the day in which He returns and executes His wrath against the unGodly. Until that glorious day arrives we will have to settle for when we have Brownback as President to see the just display of the infidels being tormented for their sins against nature and humanity.

    Unless Jesus comes first, Vote for Sam Brownback in 2008 and again in 2012!

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 22, 2007 @ 1:56 pm | Reply

  17. “Why do you have to inject your bizarre homos*xual fantasies into every discussion? Surely there is some other website where discussion of your twisted needs would be more welcome.”

    Well, well, well, are we fast to judge today…

    I bet you didn’t take the effort of actually looking it up, did you?
    I’m also waiting for a reply on the Spartan practice of infanticide.

    Comment by Skeptic — June 22, 2007 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  18. Praised be for the day in which He returns and executes His wrath against the unGodly.

    Your god sounds like a total dickhead. He kills babies by the thousands, (noah’s ark and all the other calamities yousay he imposed on the world) I wish there was this god fella. I’d take his mean a** down a few pegs. He really needs a good beating to show him how to respect people and their feelings. Jesus must be pretty ashamed of him.

    Comment by Iamgod — June 22, 2007 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  19. “Comment by IamGOING TO HELL — June 22, 2007 @ 2:29 pm Your god sounds like a *unholy word removed*. *unholy LIES removed*, (noah’s ark and all the other calamities yousay he imposed on the world) I wish there was this god fella. I’d take *BLASPHEMY removed* a few pegs. He really needs a good *BLASPHEMY removed* show him how to respect people and their feelings. Jesus must be *BLASPHEMY removed* him.

    You have posted the single ugliest thing I have ever read. If I were you I would look out for lightening bolts because surely you will be smote by the hand od God almighty. The Lord is going to snatch you by the hair of your head and slap you so hard across the mouth that your jaws shake and your teeth rattle.

    May your descent into HELL be slow, tortuous, and soon!

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 22, 2007 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  20. Hey, T.D., you do realize you called the Great Flood a LIE, don’t you?

    Comment by Salmo — June 22, 2007 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  21. “The Spartans knew how to straighten a man out, I tell you what. Wish we were more like ‘em.”

    The Spartans were hard guys when the going got rough. None of this sissy girlyman nonsense you see these days. When they saw a mans work to be done they got on it. They’re an example we American men need to follow.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — June 22, 2007 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

  22. “When they saw a mans work to be done they got on it”

    More like when they saw a man’s ass to be done.

    Comment by Salmo — June 22, 2007 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  23. I most certainly did not refer to anything as a lie except for those vile things that DEMON posted. If it is in the KJV 1611 Bible then it is absolute fact. Do not try and twist my words you serpent.

    In the name of Jesus I rebuke you going 10 generations backwards and into the future.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 22, 2007 @ 3:43 pm | Reply

  24. @23

    I’m feeling physically ill because that sounds almost like something a real fundy loon would say.

    Comment by Linus — June 22, 2007 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  25. “Do not try and twist my words you serpent.”

    He said God has killed babies, and cited as proof the Flood. (The 10th plague would also work) You called it “unholy LIES”. Therefore…

    Comment by Salmo — June 22, 2007 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

  26. God did NOT kill those innocent babies. It was the sinful lifestyle choices of their parents and siblings that murdered them. THEREFORE – they died at the hands of their own sinful family, NOT God.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 22, 2007 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  27. “Hmm. You are aware, of course, that the rate of homosexuality in Sparta was high, even by ancient Greek standards?”

    I’m aware that this is what the homosexual Athenian historians wrote.

    “Which values do you like? The slavery, or the homosexuality?”

    Slavery was quite common in the ancient world. Ignoring arguendo the brutality of it, the concept of forced labor is also pretty common in the modern world, under different names- something you might consider the next time the tax man calls on your door. At least it freed the aristocracy to wage war against the Persians. The Persians would’ve enslaved the whole society; the Spartans, in their wisdom, only enslaved part.

    “I wonder if there is some way we could lure the Iranians into attacking us in a narrow mountain pass.”

    Iraq has plenty. Or, we could cede them California, and hold them off in the Rockies. I would love to see the Iranian Army re-enact the Donner Party expedition when they tried to come kill us! Leonidas himself would look up on such a scene from his perch Limbo and be pleased.

    “300 was the perfect commentary about the situation over in the Middle East right now. King Leonidas is the perfect analogy to GW Bush; fighting for freedom against the savage hordes of tyranny only to be betrayed by traitors at home.

    It will be up to President Brownback to avenge Bush.”

    Exactly. It’s also funny how the most depraved elements of Spartan society, the ones most closely representing modern liberals, were also the ones taking Persian gold. They were probably also the ones cracking the slavers’ whips while the true patriots were giving their utmost at Thermopylae and Plataea.

    “Oh, and civilized people don’t kill messengers, every nation in the classical world understood that, except the Spartans.”

    Those weren’t messengers, they were bandits. They got the treatment they deserved. If you came to my doorstep swinging skulls at me and demanding that I give you dirt and water or sacrifice my life and my family, you’d end up a lot worse off than those Persians did.

    “What “300″ proved to me was that the Spartans were 100% not gay. They were totally straight. No homosexual overtones at all.”

    Exactly. There wasn’t a single homosexual moment in the entire movie. Yet these treefrogs are willing to listen to homosexual Athenian enemies of Sparta over the actions of the Spartan military, which speak for themselves about the heterosexual nature of the Spartan society.

    “You got that right, Curious. That’s actually because, if they caught anybody engaging in sodomy, they gave them a good, hard pounding right then and there. The Spartans knew how to straighten a man out, I tell you what. Wish we were more like ‘em.”

    I agree. If Leonidas had caught any man doing that sort of thing in his Army, he probably would’ve thrashed him.

    “Your god sounds like a total dickhead. He kills babies by the thousands, (noah’s ark and all the other calamities yousay he imposed on the world) I wish there was this god fella. I’d take his mean a** down a few pegs. He really needs a good beating to show him how to respect people and their feelings. Jesus must be pretty ashamed of him.”

    Why do you hate the Almighty and the entire Universe, atheist?

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 22, 2007 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  28. @ Skeptic:

    “Well, well, well, are we fast to judge today…

    I bet you didn’t take the effort of actually looking it up, did you?”

    You’re right. I am already well aware of the ancient testimonia. I knew that you were talking about the widespread misapprehension that the Lacedaemonians practiced pederasty. Xenophon (one of the few trustworthy Athenians) is in my view correct when he says that Lycurgus ensured the absence of erastes/eromenos activities in the Lacedaemonian agoge.

    “I’m also waiting for a reply on the Spartan practice of infanticide.”

    Miserable lies told by simpering, mincing Athenians. We have no archaeological evidence of such practices.

    Comment by DPS — June 22, 2007 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  29. “Miserable lies told by simpering, mincing Athenians. We have no archaeological evidence of such practices.”

    Well, as you take “300” as facts, you do have a proof. It´s in the movie, right at the beginning.

    Comment by PG — June 22, 2007 @ 5:38 pm | Reply

  30. @ 29

    ‘you take “300″ as facts’

    When did I do that? It’s *factual*, but not accurate in every detail.

    Comment by DPS — June 22, 2007 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  31. Just the details you wanna hear, right?

    Comment by Skeptic — June 22, 2007 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

  32. “When did I do that? It’s *factual*, but not accurate in every detail.”

    Well, basically in every one of your comments…

    And even then, the Spartans themselves had it standing in their scriptures. It´s a historical fact, now get over it.

    Comment by PG — June 22, 2007 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

  33. “And even then, the Spartans themselves had it standing in their scriptures. It´s a historical fact, now get over it.”

    Have you discovered an inscribed copy of the law code of Lycurgus? That would be very exciting news.

    If not … how do you ‘know’ the details of Lacedaemonian law? From Aristotle, of course, who was a prancing, preening Athenian liar.

    Comment by DPS — June 22, 2007 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  34. No, ancient Greece did condone homosexuality — pedophilic homosexuality at that.

    Comment by Linus — June 22, 2007 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  35. “Have you discovered an inscribed copy of the law code of Lycurgus? That would be very exciting news.

    If not … how do you ‘know’ the details of Lacedaemonian law? From Aristotle, of course, who was a prancing, preening Athenian liar.”

    Rather cool how you demonise the Athenians, even though they had in the end the biggest successes against the Persians. (Marathon anyone?)

    And funnily, not all relics from ancient greece are made by the athenians.

    Comment by PG — June 23, 2007 @ 1:20 am | Reply

  36. “No, ancient Greece did condone homosexuality — pedophilic homosexuality at that.”

    That was Athens.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 23, 2007 @ 3:15 am | Reply

  37. No, Sisy. That was Sparta as well, and probably to a greater degree. I could cite like crazy, but you’d just claim that every source that disagrees with you is lying.

    Comment by Salmo — June 23, 2007 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  38. Salmo @ 37:

    “No, Sisy. That was Sparta as well, and probably to a greater degree. I could cite like crazy, but you’d just claim that every source that disagrees with you is lying.”

    Xenophon says that the Lacedaemonians didn’t engage in your beloved sodomy. Pay attention, please.

    Comment by DPS — June 23, 2007 @ 9:37 am | Reply

  39. And Plato says they did.

    Comment by Salmo — June 23, 2007 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  40. Well Plato was full of hooey-phooey then too. If Sisyphus and the other men here, who know a whole lot more about science, history, and world events than you, say there were no sodomites then there were no sodomites.

    I think you get some perverted kind of jolly by getting everyone all riled up with your constant harassment.

    Comment by Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett — June 23, 2007 @ 10:51 am | Reply

  41. And how exactly do you know Sisy’s credentials, let alone Salmo’s?

    Is it true that you have God on speed dial to, because you people always seem to know what God would do, or what God would think.

    Did God also tell you there is an ether of water?

    Comment by Skeptic — June 23, 2007 @ 11:04 am | Reply

  42. “Plato says they did.”

    Plato was a notorious liar and sodomite himself. So was Aristotle. Xenophon was not.

    Comment by DPS — June 23, 2007 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  43. “Plato was a notorious liar and sodomite himself. So was Aristotle. Xenophon was not.”

    And you know that 100% sure because…..

    Comment by PG — June 23, 2007 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  44. Well, armchairgeneral says it best:

    http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?cat=61&p=1956&page=1

    And I´d not call that one LIEberal. It´s about the only source I´ve ever seen that depicts Kassserine Pass as an American victory.

    Comment by PG — June 23, 2007 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  45. ““Plato was a notorious liar and sodomite himself. So was Aristotle. Xenophon was not.”

    And you know that 100% sure because…..”

    Read the Symposium and the Oeconomicus. Tell me which one of those guys is the sodomite.

    Comment by DPS — June 23, 2007 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  46. “And I´d not call that one LIEberal. It´s about the only source I´ve ever seen that depicts Kassserine Pass as an American victory.”

    1). What was I supposed to learn here?

    2). It doesn’t cite any evidence of any kind, so far as I can tell. It’s just an article by some guy named Steve. I don’t have to remind you, I’m sure, that many sodomites are named “Steve.” This is yet another reason to doubt his veracity.

    Comment by DPS — June 23, 2007 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  47. “1). What was I supposed to learn here?”

    You were supposed to learn how to write better articles. And to get some real sources before doing so.
    Additionally, we have at least one article linked showing the truth now.

    “2). It doesn’t cite any evidence of any kind, so far as I can tell. It’s just an article by some guy named Steve. I don’t have to remind you, I’m sure, that many sodomites are named “Steve.” This is yet another reason to doubt his veracity.”

    Well, I´m sure that there are a lot of honest, christians republicans called Steve. Name rants are childish and dumb, DPS. Period.

    Comment by PG — June 23, 2007 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  48. “You were supposed to learn how to write better articles. And to get some real sources before doing so.”

    But that article doesn’t cite any sources at all. Not one. Sisyphus always cites sources.

    “Additionally, we have at least one article linked showing the truth now.”

    The truth about what?

    “Well, I´m sure that there are a lot of honest, christians republicans called Steve.”

    Maybe. I can’t think of any.

    “Name rants are childish and dumb, DPS.”

    That’s not very civil, PG.

    Comment by DPS — June 23, 2007 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  49. It must be so easy to be you guys. Anyone who disagrees with you is a liar, and that makes you a renowned expert in everything.

    Comment by Salmo — June 23, 2007 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  50. “I could cite like crazy, but you’d just claim that every source that disagrees with you is lying.”

    Because they are.

    “Plato was a notorious liar and sodomite himself. So was Aristotle. Xenophon was not.”

    Exactly. How can these dishonest liberals pretend not to understand that?

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 23, 2007 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  51. “It must be so easy to be you guys. Anyone who disagrees with you is a liar, and that makes you a renowned expert in everything.”

    If you’re an expert on the Bible, you know all you need to know.

    Comment by Sisyphus — June 23, 2007 @ 8:18 pm | Reply

  52. “If you’re an expert on the Bible, you know all you need to know.”

    I wonder what job one gets with that mentality. That is, if he has no friends etc. to lift him up into a job. Ignorance, the clearest sign for a simple mind.

    “But that article doesn’t cite any sources at all. Not one. Sisyphus always cites sources.”

    When? I´ve never seen it happen.

    “The truth about what?”

    The Spartans.

    “Maybe. I can’t think of any.”

    Well, you certainly don´t know every man called Steve in the USa, don´t you?

    “That’s not very civil, PG.”

    YOu began flaming. I´m just giving you the proper reaction. (And name rants ARE childish and dumb.)

    “Because they are.”

    Yeah, the whole world is lying except you. Good luck living in that delusion of yours. Don´t blame us if that construct of lies comes down crashing on your head one day.

    “Exactly. How can these dishonest liberals pretend not to understand that?”

    Because it lacks any source, any evidence and any sense, mainly. Oh, and it´s the typical republican strategy to attack the man instead of attacking the points he makes. Very comforting if you don´t know what to do else…

    Comment by PG — June 24, 2007 @ 4:32 am | Reply

  53. “Oh, and civilized people don’t kill messengers, every nation in the classical world understood that, except the Spartans.”

    It’s a bit like the Geneva Conventions; rules are invented by weak countries who need to use trickery to level the playing field. Robust, manly nations are above this type of cheating.

    Comment by Colin Smith — June 27, 2007 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  54. Could you folks get your story straight? I mean, honestly.

    From evangelical.us:

    In Sparta (a Greek city-state) boys were taken from their mothers at age seven to live with other boys and begin their military training. At age 12 they were paired with an older single man (22-25 years old) who became their teacher, mentor and lover. The problem the Spartans had was when it came time for men to be married they didn’t want to leave their male partners.

    To make it easier for her husband to have sex with her on their wedding night the bride would shave her head and wear the clothes of a young boy. Her husband would leave his male lover, come to be with his wife, and then return to his male lover. Some men only took a couple of days before they moved in with their wife, but others took years or never made the transition to normal sexual relations.

    Could you straighten those guys out?

    Comment by syphax — June 28, 2007 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

  55. owch that’s an OG pwn right there, better luck next time suckers xD

    Comment by yourmom — July 7, 2007 @ 7:14 pm | Reply


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