dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#22 Aug 29, 2013
One thing I liked and like about Vladimir Putin is his respect and defence for Yulia Tymoshenko. In my opinion Tymoshenko was railroaded by Yanukovych to keep her out of Ukrainian politics and I personally see nothing wrong in her dealings as Prime Minister with Moscow over the Gazprom pipelines. I believe Yulia to be a victim of Yanukovych politics, he being afraid of her power. I admire Putin for standing up for Yulia Tymoshenko.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#23 Sep 14, 2013
UPDATE:

Russian lawmaker in racism row over 'Obama banana' image...

A pro-Kremlin lawmaker and former Olympic gold medallist faced a racism row Saturday after she posted a photo-collage of President Barack Obama juxtaposed with a banana on Twitter.

Irina Rodnina posted on Twitter a photomontage that purports to show Obama and his wife gazing at a hand in the foreground holding up a banana.

The image evoked the brandishing of bananas at black players by some football fans, a crude racist slur still seen at some matches in Russia.

Now a lawmaker in the Duma lower house of parliament for the ruling party, Rodnina, 64, won three Olympic gold medals in figure skating in the 1970s and 1980s.

The image she posted on Twitter went viral after Russia's charismatic opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, reposted it on Friday evening.

Navalny, who himself has raised eyebrows by speaking at nationalist rallies, wrote that the lawmaker was "making a joke."

Journalist Tikhon Zyadko responded on Twitter that: "Duma deputy Irina Rodnina doesn't hide she is a racist".

"Maybe this is everyday racism. Maybe it's that she was badly brought up and has a warped sense of humour," wrote the deputy editor of Moskovsky Komsomolets daily, Aider Muzhdabayev in a blog.

"The main thing is that Rodnina did this, and she doesn't regret it a bit."

After the post sparked a storm of disgust on Saturday, Rodnina deleted the message, but insisted she believed she had done nothing wrong.

"Freedom of speech is freedom of speech! Deal with your hangups yourself," she wrote defiantly on Twitter, saying the post had boosted her rating.

A member of the lower house's ethics committee, Yan Zelinsky concurred in comments to Russian News Service radio.

"She sees the President of the United States as liking bananas. What's the big deal?"

Another prominent sportswoman, pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, recently stirred international outrage by slamming Swedish athletes for backing gay rights at the Moscow World Athletics Championships in August.

She said in broken English that Russians are "normal standard people" and dislike gay rights events.

Russia's lower house of parliament is packed with accomplished sports figures, including boxer Nikolai Valuyev, gymnast Alina Kabayeva and tennis player Marat Safin, all representing United Russia pro-Kremlin party.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#24 Sep 14, 2013
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#25 Sep 14, 2013
I'm surprised nobody has commented on more Russian lawmakers running with the "monkey" theme. Post 23 includes lots and lots of juicy quotes.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#26 Sep 14, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
I'm surprised nobody has commented on more Russian lawmakers running with the "monkey" theme. Post 23 includes lots and lots of juicy quotes.
That specific Russian pol has a daughter employed by Huffing Paint.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyona_Minkovski

(FYI, Jew)
They cannot kill a Spook

United States

#27 Sep 14, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
I'm surprised nobody has commented on more Russian lawmakers running with the "monkey" theme. Post 23 includes lots and lots of juicy quotes.
Back in 2008the there was some promotion for a.video game that had a monkey character in it, it was made into a sticker and placed bananas, I believe chaquita was the brand teamed up with the video game promotion

Wish I had saved a sticker bet I coukd sell thousands to the Russians
They cannot kill a Spook

United States

#28 Sep 14, 2013
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#29 Sep 14, 2013
Here's the picture:

http://www.opposingviews.com/sites/opposingvi...

BEST QUOTES:

Navalny, who himself has raised eyebrows by speaking at nationalist rallies, wrote that the lawmaker was "making a joke."

Journalist Tikhon Zyadko responded on Twitter that: "Duma deputy Irina Rodnina doesn't hide she is a racist".

"Maybe this is everyday racism. Maybe it's that she was badly brought up and has a warped sense of humour," wrote the deputy editor of Moskovsky Komsomolets daily, Aider Muzhdabayev in a blog.

"The main thing is that Rodnina did this, and she doesn't regret it a bit."

After the post sparked a storm of disgust on Saturday, Rodnina deleted the message, but insisted she believed she had done nothing wrong.

"Freedom of speech is freedom of speech! Deal with your hangups yourself," she wrote defiantly on Twitter, saying the post had boosted her rating.

A member of the lower house's ethics committee, Yan Zelinsky concurred in comments to Russian News Service radio.

"She sees the President of the United States as liking bananas. What's the big deal?"

...

Another prominent sportswoman, pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, recently stirred international outrage by slamming Swedish athletes for backing gay rights at the Moscow World Athletics Championships in August.

She said in broken English that Russians are "normal standard people" and dislike gay rights events.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#30 Sep 14, 2013
There were so many great quotes in that article, I had trouble picking a favorite. I'm gonna have to call it a tie between the following:

"Maybe it's that she ... has a warped sense of humour"

"The main thing is that Rodnina did this, and she doesn't regret it a bit."

"Freedom of speech is freedom of speech! Deal with your hangups yourself,"

"She sees the President of the United States as liking bananas. What's the big deal?"

"Russians are "normal standard people" and dislike gay rights events."

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#31 Sep 14, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
There were so many great quotes in that article, I had trouble picking a favorite. I'm gonna have to call it a tie between the following:
"Maybe it's that she ... has a warped sense of humour"
"The main thing is that Rodnina did this, and she doesn't regret it a bit."
"Freedom of speech is freedom of speech! Deal with your hangups yourself,"
"She sees the President of the United States as liking bananas. What's the big deal?"
"Russians are "normal standard people" and dislike gay rights events."
Bob, I found an excellent article you'll love:

Putin is a Russian nationalist, like the tsars. Russian rulers have long been nationalistic tyrants. The tsars were also the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church, in exactly the way Queen Elizabeth is still the titular head of the Church of England. The Tsars were religious tyrants.

If you google "Putin + Patriarch of Moscow," you'll get 360,000 hits, including fabulous news photos of Vladimir Putin kissing the ring of the patriarch, surrounded by those golden baubles they inherited from the Byzantine Empire. Look at those pictures, and you see Putin the tsar.

In Russian legend, even Ivan the Terrible ended up confessing his sins to the Orthodox Church. Putin is playing a role going back five centuries and more.

Russia needs a unifying ideology, and if it's not Communism, it has to be its ancient form of orthodox Christianity. The Soviets tried to extirpate the Orthodox Church for seventy years and failed.

To understand Putin the Peacemaker, consider two more facts.

1. Historically, all the Orthodox Christian churches were shaped by more than a thousand years of warfare against Muslim aggressors. Putin does not have to learn about Muslim aggression -- unlike Obama, who can't seem to get what everybody else understands. When Muslim terrorists attacked a full theater in Moscow and an elementary school in Beslan, Putin took a terrible revenge in Chechnya. The liberal media never covered that war, but you can look it up. Muslims fear Putin. He takes no prisoners.

2. Like the English royals, the Russian tsars styled themselves as the protectors of Christians in their own country and abroad. When Putin therefore expresses official Russian concern about vicious Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East, this is not just a shrewd political move. It is also a signal that everybody understands. The Orthodox Churches have ancient ties to Jerusalem, Damascus, and Istanbul, to name just three famous capital cities.

Putin is therefore adopting a traditional Russian approach to the world. He is a realist who plays big-power politics.

Putin cannot tolerate a Muslim fascist regime with a nuclear martyrdom complex. Putin knows about suicide bombers. Chechen suiciders were involved in two great terrorist disasters at the beginning of his rule, the Beslan elementary school massacre and the Moscow theater massacre. Putin can't doubt the danger of Muslim suiciders, unlike American leftists who keep trying to pretend that reality isn't what it is.

Vladimir Putin therefore knows in his very bones what Obama doesn't know: that suiciders with nukes are not acceptable.
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/...
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#32 Sep 14, 2013
Nate, you have a bigger man crush on Putin than you do on George Zimmerman. You are going to be busy at your next confession.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#33 Sep 14, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Nate, you have a bigger man crush on Putin than you do on George Zimmerman. You are going to be busy at your next confession.
Poor Che...seeing her boy Barry being owned by a tsarist and a sand rat has her in a full blown meltdown.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#34 Sep 14, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>
The Soviets tried to extirpate the Orthodox Church for seventy years and failed.
This is a point I've made before about the secularists in this country and how they copied the communist tactic of forcing people to keep their religious worship to themselves, hoping they will kill off religion. All they accomplished doing is forcing people to worship privately and they became intensely stubborn about it. I think the same thing is happening in this country as people take their kids out of government schools and divorce themselves from the secular government.
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>

2. Like the English royals, the Russian tsars styled themselves as the protectors of Christians in their own country and abroad. When Putin therefore expresses official Russian concern about vicious Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East, this is not just a shrewd political move. It is also a signal that everybody understands. The Orthodox Churches have ancient ties to Jerusalem, Damascus, and Istanbul, to name just three famous capital cities.
Putin is therefore adopting a traditional Russian approach to the world. He is a realist who plays big-power politics.

Putin cannot tolerate a Muslim fascist regime with a nuclear martyrdom complex. Putin knows about suicide bombers. Chechen suiciders were involved in two great terrorist disasters at the beginning of his rule, the Beslan elementary school massacre and the Moscow theater massacre. Putin can't doubt the danger of Muslim suiciders, unlike American leftists who keep trying to pretend that reality isn't what it is.
These are points I previously made about how Russia's interests are in its ties to the ancient Christian communities there more than they are in poking America in the eye. This is something we were never taught during the cold war era as we are also victims of our own propaganda.

However I never made the connection between Russian Orthodoxy and the Church of England as protectors of Christianity. I think there is a lot of truth to this as the Western Church that sponsored the Crusaders having lost its way, the fervent Russian Orthodox who have been emancipated from 70 years of communism take the baton as protectors.

One more point is that the former Soviet republics included many muslims and he is well aware of their good and bad points.

Final note, again playing on the cold war propaganda we were taught: Given how consistent the mindset of countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia are with conservative-minded people in America, it seems as though Russia is falling right in line. Traditional values, free markets, hard work, unabashed Christianity ... the fall of the USSR really turned a lot more things we presumed on their heads than anybody would have thought.

Conservative-minded people like strong leadership and that's why more and more people on the right are taking a liking to Putin. Throw in the fact that he is willing to stand up for Christianity and traditional morality, and this makes for some very curious "triangulation" to use a Clinton term. But unlike Clinton, there is nothing phony about what is going on here. Vlad is the real deal.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#35 Sep 14, 2013
You also gotta love the political incorrectness of the Russian people!!!
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#36 Sep 14, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Poor Che...seeing her boy Barry being owned by a tsarist and a sand rat has her in a full blown meltdown.
Meltdown? I've spent the night laughing at you. I am convinced your computer wallpaper is Putin with his shirt off and your screensaver is Zimmerman's busted face.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#37 Sep 14, 2013
I garbled something above ... I got the Crusades confused with the Knights Templar. The point is still the same, however.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#38 Sep 14, 2013
Banana loving Barry and Mouchelle:

http://www.opposingviews.com/sites/opposingvi...

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#39 Sep 14, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Meltdown? I've spent the night laughing at you. I am convinced your computer wallpaper is Putin with his shirt off and your screensaver is Zimmerman's busted face.
You're the only one laughing...that about says it all.
BTW, does your dad approve of this on your wall?

http://emptysuit.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/...

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#40 Sep 15, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Banana loving Barry and Mouchelle:
http://www.opposingviews.com/sites/opposingvi...
And right after that pic was taken,Moochelle ate the hand and the banana.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#41 Sep 16, 2013
Just bumping Post 40 for Wise American ...

http://www.topix.com/forum/columbus/TKGS1D87U...

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