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Vladimir Putin and Condoms

December 27, 2011

I write the headlines, but not the news stories.

Getting caught up on newspapers from Sunday made be snicker today when reading about the demonstrations in Russia aimed at undermining Vladimir Putin. (Something I am all for.)

There was this paragraph–

The protests have rattled the Kremlin, which has not encountered widespread political resistance for a decade. Mr. Putin initially sneered at the demonstrators, saying days after the first rally that the white ribbons they have adopted as a symbol resembled limp condoms, and that they participated only because they were paid by foreign agents seeking to undermine Russia.

One Comment
  1. Craig permalink
    December 27, 2011 7:03 PM

    The story goes that the normal Russian in the street, “participated only because they were paid by foreign agents seeking to undermine Russia.” No I don’t think so. The Russian people are revolting against what Ronny-Ray-Gun called the, ‘evil empire’.

    The Russian people want some freedom, and some capitalism. They want to live better, higher up on the hog.The Internet and facebook have put me in touch with the thoughts a few Russian kids. They want what we have. It’ll take one more generation in time before they have a better life.

    My personal dream for decades would be to pull an entire EconoFoods up from Sturgeon Bay and plop it down in Moscow and be able to restock the store every day for the Russian people. And do it a thousand more times in a thousand more towns.

    skip.

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