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Friday, July 25, 2014

Snort Bites – July 2014


This month: political leaders behaving badly.

MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT SHOT DOWN OVER PRO-RUSSIAN UKRAINE TERRITORY 

This much of the tragedy is irrevocably true. Any other language confirming who actually did the shooting - pro-Russian rebels, Ukrainian authorities or whomever - has yet to be determined. So far, public opinion has shifted against the rebels and their seeming indifference to their treatment of the dead and the scene of the crime.

So as the Netherlands - the country which suffered the greatest loss of life - mourns their dead, the rest of the world weighs its next option (economic sanctions?) against the most likely suspect, Vladimir Putin.

Gross understatement: Putin has a public relations problem. Yes, he has sold his own people on the notion that the rebels are trying to overthrow a fascist regime, but how does he explain away mass murder of innocents traveling through disputed air space for a vacation in an exotic locale? Editors in the western media have simplified it: he can’t justify it and news outlets are free to portray the Russian leader as someone akin to the next Adolf Hitler.

Somewhere, HuffPo found a photo of Putin clutching a tiny bird in his hand and placed it under a headline which read “No Smoking Gun”. Perhaps the website editors meant it to be ironic. In any case, the undated photo in the context of this week’s events is ludicrous! 
 
After all, who’s to say that once the photographers stopped clicking their cameras, Putin didn’t rip his own shirt off his back and proclaim, “Hey, get me!  I’m Ozzy Osbourne!”

Poor Tweety! What am I saying? Poor humanity!

POLITCAL PUNDIT AND PROFESSIONAL PITA SARAH PALIN RELEASES VIDEO CALLING FOR OBAMA’S REMOVAL FOR MANY “IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES” 

Awww, isn’t that cute! Ms. Palin is showing us what she’s learned since being unleashed on an unsuspecting American public in 2008. She can say big three syllable words now, like “impeachment”.

I’ll admit to using the concept ad nauseum during the W administration (and I had fun doing it), but now it’s been talked to death. There used to be a time when, if we disagreed with the other guy, then we would debate and work through our differences. Now why should we do something as detrimental to our viewpoint as working with the other side, when we can simply just throw the offender out of office? 
 
Answer: because it takes time and resources away from what should be our primary goal - solving our problems.

Grow up, Sarah! 

SENATOR TED CRUZ CRITICIZES THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S BAN ON FLIGHTS TO TEL AVIV WHILE FIGHTING CONTINUES IN THE REGION 

In an obvious desperate move to win over Jewish voters, Cruz equated the FAA ruling (since lifted) as a sanction against Israel. The FAA based their decision on the fact that several missiles exploded near the Tel Aviv airport.

No Ted, it was not politically motivated. It was something called “safety” and “security”. Don’t you read the papers, Ted? Didn’t you see the report about the Malaysian airliner shot down over the Ukraine (see above)?

Hellllooooooooo!!!!!

(Thanks for reading! Don’t fly if you don’t have to. The world wide political rhetoric makes travel by air too dangerous at this time.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Nadege said...

Putin, Palin, Cruz… all racist bullies. Thank you for another great laugh. To both of you and the kitties, have a great weekend!

July 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Janey said...

It's all too much -- the only thing I can do is stay at home and smoke pot and watch my (non-pot) plants grow...

BTW, is Ms. Palin no longer the unofficial sex symbol of your blog? If so, who is up next? And if Sarah is still your bitch, how do you explain that? Huh?

And did you receive a musically delightful answering machine message in response to an earlier post? :-)

Love,
Janey

July 25, 2014 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you Nadege! Hope you're having a great weekend too!

Thank you, Janey for your thoughts and the message on our answering machine. Wherever did you find a live version of "Afternoon Delight?" How did I stupidly overlook this version all those years of attending records shows? Well, you have converted me! I have learned my lesson! Starland Vocal Band good! Pot, bad!

Sarah Palin's future as blog sex symbol is on the bubble. After God knows how many years of making lewd comments about her physique and you would think I would've had a sexual harrassment suit filed against me by now. But no, I have nothing to show for it, not even a cease and desist order from her lawyers!

July 26, 2014 at 8:07 PM  

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