Nov. 26th, 2016
11:51 am - Праздник
Дала сегодня косточку соседской собачке по кличке Фидель
Nov. 21st, 2016
08:18 pm - любовь еще быть может
Одна девушка долго искала
Себе друга – певца из La Scala
А нашла баритона
Из дурного притона
Но и этого нежно ласкала
Nov. 16th, 2016
12:29 pm - Trump and Roosevelt
There is an uncanny similarity between the two presidents.
Both were elected with an overwhelming mandate from much the same constituency (the working class). The cataclysmic mandate was to fix the economy using (very different but) equally harebrained schemes.
Another similarity is their willingness to ally themselves with one devil to defeat another. Needless to say the alliance with Stalin did not play out too well, as we are still mired in the world order that fateful alliance had established. It is very much needed to say that alliance with Putin will not pay well either, hopefully with less apocalyptic results.
Both Trump and Roosevelt are arguably the most consequential presidents in the US history. Both have molded (will mold) the Supreme Court for generations to come. Not without shenanigans in FDR case (remains to be seen for DJT). Both excite passion from supporters as well as detractors. It is no longer relevant whether Harry Hopkins was a Soviet spy, but the matter will be passionately argued forever. A similar irrelevant argument will likely boil over one or another confidant of Trump, the history is yet to decide who.
Laws of nature admit evolution backward in time on equal footing and physicists are wondering why we cannot remember the future or make plans for the past. This mysterious asymmetry between the past and the future favors our assessment of Trump who still holds a chance to become a great president. If this is too much to expect, let us then hope Donald does not do as much harm to the republic as Franklin did.
Nov. 8th, 2016
01:21 pm - Vincit qui se vincit
Кто победит, жлоб или воровка ?
Nov. 2nd, 2016
06:40 pm - écrasez l'infâme !
What do we do when a student is caught twice cheating at two different exams ? At the very least, we do not vote her the president of a student council.
It has been proven beyond any doubt that on two occasions Hillary has cheated in the debates -- first against Sanders then against Trump. In both cases the secret questions were stolen and delivered to Hillary by her lackey Donna Brazile. In the Sanders case, it was a very consequential cheat as the "woman with rash on her face" posed an intricate technical (and totally irrelevant) question that had befuddled good old Bernie. In contrast, Hillary had demonstrated complete mastery of the arcane idiotic subject.
Now when this has become known we hear not a whisper from the democrats, not even from Bernie supporters.
What a party... écrasez l'infâme !
Oct. 31st, 2016
06:19 pm - убедительная просьба
Oct. 16th, 2016
Oct. 10th, 2016
01:25 pm - On the second debate
Trump has won this debate hands down. He was dealt a stacked deck by hostile moderators, but prevailed. The winning line was his promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary's shenanigans ("to look into your situation"). This line resonates widely, because all the republicans, most of the independents, and a good chunk of the democrats, would love to see Madame Secretary in jail.
I must disappoint them, however, this ain't gonna happen. In the unlikely event Trump wins in November, Obama-the-lame-duck will pardon her, in advance and for all her crimes. Of course, the Nobel Laureate's conscience will not come cheap to the Clinton Foundation. But they do have experience in trading presidential pardons for hard cash. Recall the fugitive businessman Marc Rich, who had paid $1M openly (and untold millions under the table) and received a lame-duck pardon on January 20, 2001, Clinton's last day in office. Obama might be more expensive because he would be also selling his reputation, of which Clinton had none.
Sep. 29th, 2016
12:03 pm - On the first debate
Trump was taken to the cleaners during his first debate. He had assumed the role of an old-fashioned honorable gentleman, who he may well be but whom the American public very emphatically does not wish to see as their President. In playing this role, he missed spectacular opportunities.
-- Moderator: Why don't you release your tax returns?So far so good. Then Hillary begins to unctuously speculate.
-- Trump: Will do so when Hillary releases her emails.
-- Clinton: I wonder what we may see in those returns. Perhaps, Donald is not as rich as he says he is. Or maybe he is in debt. Or ...Trump should have also rehearsed an attacking response to the "birther" question.
-- Trump (missed opportunity -- in the same tone): I wonder what we may see in those emails. Perhaps. the circumstances of Vince Foster's death. Or details of negotiations with her Saudi friends on selling our national interests for a donation to Clinton Foundation. Or ...
-- Moderator: Why did it take you so long to recognize that Obama was born on US soil?
-- Trump (missed opportunity): Because I was not satisfied with the proof. You see, we cannot take his word at its face value. Our President is as mendacious as is his Secretary of State. It is evidenced by his infamous cheat on the Iran deal or by the way he fooled us with Obamacare. I was probably wrong in my suspicion, but so what? He deserves no trust. And neither does Madam Secretary.
Sep. 21st, 2016
11:23 am - Political commentary
Calling Mr. Trump a “recruiting sergeant for the terrorists” echoes Neville Chamberlain, who used to call Mr. Churchill a “recruiting sergeant for the Nazi”...
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