Monday, December 03, 2007

Pooty Succeeds Where OooGo Fails

Via the AP:
" MOSCOW - European election monitors said Monday that Russia's parliamentary ballot was unfair, hours after President Vladimir Putin's party swept 70 percent of the seats in the new legislature.

The victory paves the way for Putin to remain Russia's de facto leader even after he leaves office next spring. On Monday, Putin described the weekend's election as a vote of confidence in him."

Cue the Darth Vader music!
(Wow, maybe Pagan was right about all that Bircher stuff...)


Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

In Gorbachev's case with the Russian reforms, I think it went much farther than anybody, including Gorbachev, intended. It's taken a long time, but they might be the first example of a genie actually being put back in the bottle, or toothpaste back in the tube.

The Chinese are a different matter. The people that encourage Chinese investment stupidly believe the Chinese leadership really cares about the well being of their people. If they did, their people wouldn't still be subjected to slave labor, and the fact that it is as much to our short-term benefit will not be lost on the people there.

The Chinese government won't let it get as far out of hand as the Russians did.

Glad to see you took that picture of Ben Laden off. I hated looking at that psycho's ugly mug.

12/03/2007 12:16 PM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

"May you live in interesting times" so says the Chinese fortune cookie-and it's so true.

Sad that we really can't do a whole hell of alot about China since they so totally pwn us. I'm shocked that the lead paint thing even finally came out. (c'mon, you know they've been doing crap like that all along!)
Russia will never be our friends, no matter what face they don. They can call it "democracy" but it's just Soviet Lite.
They are both a special kinda evil.

Speaking of evil...that wasn't Bin-Laden's pic...that was his second cousin, Elvis Mohammed bin Fukwadhi. He was a one hit wonder in Qattar in the 70's with the chart topping hit "Allah Told Me Not to Come".
; )

12/04/2007 11:35 AM  

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