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Clowns galore Aug. 31st, 2015 @ 12:34 am
Donald Trump is a political hooligan. And that's exactly the reason that he's been scoring so well so far. Despite his xenophobic, sexist, and outright insulting statements. He's posing as a genuine maverick who's opposed to political correctness and the establishment. He knows no shame. And he can't be intimidated. Trump brings up issues that most would rather not discuss so directly. And he instigates people against the establishment. Which is why a considerable segment of the conservative base (the Tea Party segment, I presume, but I could be wrong) applauds him so enthusiastically, and speaks of him with such pride as if he's their champion - which he really isn't (but don't tell them that). The sharper and ruder his assault on "the system", the more scandalous the attack, the better for him. At least for the time being.

And this is a curious development...

Cat logic Aug. 21st, 2015 @ 11:20 am

Those damned Polish apples! Aug. 19th, 2015 @ 05:36 pm
"If you want to hurt Putin, eat apples and drink apple wine!", a Polish economics magazine urged its readership about a year ago. That was sort of Poland's response to the Russian counter-embargo on the EU food products (which in turn was a response to the sanctions).

The call became "viral" across Poland in a heartbeat. Just within days, a hashtag called #jedzjablka (eat apples) became #1 there. If you were goin to say right now that hashtags don't do a thing, prepare to get yourself surprised. Because after thousands of Poles spent weeks sharing pictures of people eating apples and drinking apple wine in solidarity to the Polish farmers, things began to change. A facetious post entitled "An apple a day keeps Putin away" became immensely popular among the Polo-sphere. And that was just one among many symbolic gestures that grew into something real.

This campaign has worked miracles...

Neil has it right Aug. 15th, 2015 @ 09:33 am

A tale of a crime and a veto Aug. 12th, 2015 @ 02:07 pm
I'm sure I'm not telling you anything new. Last Thursday at the UN meeting, Russia vetoed the resolution for creating a tribunal that'd investigate last year's downing of the Malaysian commercial airplane over Ukraine. The Russian rep Churkin said his country's position doesn't mean it's an attempt to block the efforts for finding the culprit, but outside Russia and inside the Russian opposition (or whatever's been left of it), that veto betrays certain fear of taking responsibility for the incident.

Read article...

Ronaldo the beggar Aug. 4th, 2015 @ 05:03 pm

The other front in Ukraine Aug. 2nd, 2015 @ 04:09 pm
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Verka rulz Jul. 25th, 2015 @ 12:04 pm


Probably one of the top-10 craziest Eurovision entries in history.

He finished 2nd...

Wait, what? Jul. 22nd, 2015 @ 04:54 pm
Drag Queens Banned From Free Pride Glasgow Event Over Fears Of Offending Transgender People
Drag queens banned from Pride event 'because they may offend transgender people'
Drag queens banned from performing at Free Pride Glasgow event over fears acts will offend trans people
Pride event BANS drag queens in case they are offensive
(Vid) Drag Queens Banned At Pride Event

I know, that seems odd, stupid, and certainly very ironic...

Digging into rock bottom Jul. 19th, 2015 @ 11:48 pm
Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam; other Republicans quickly condemn him

"Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese. “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. Sarcastically, Trump quipped, “He’s a war hero because he was captured.” Then, he added, “I like people that weren’t captured.”"

Another day, another new low for the Trumpster...
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