Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 20, 2014 by Allahpundit

President Obama is being pressed to act quickly on the crisis in Ukraine amid accusations that his administration is straddling the fence, as dozens more people were killed Thursday in clashes on the streets of Kiev.

Amid reports that possible sanctions may be on the fast track, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday that “a range of options is being actively considered at the White House.”

But so far, the public face of the administration’s policy toward Ukraine has consisted mostly of phone calls with foreign leaders and public statements…

In a troubling sign, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Thursday that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is refusing to take the phone calls of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who repeatedly has tried to reach out to his counterpart since early last week.

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Mr. Lavrov’s remarks came the day after the United States announced that it would impose a travel ban on 20 civilian and political leaders in Ukraine who officials said were directly responsible for ordering a crackdown in Kiev that began on Tuesday after protesters broke through police lines.

The State Department did not identify those sanctioned, but Obama administration officials indicated that they had not targeted Ukraine’s military command or apparently Mr. Yanukovych himself, leaving room for a compromise. Administration officials also have been vague about the possibility of additional sanctions.

Josh Earnest, the White House principal deputy press secretary, said Thursday that there were “a range of tools that could be used by the administration to hold accountable officials.” Mr. Earnest also said “it is fair to say that a range of options is being actively considered.”

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The Obama administration is putting together a package of sanctions the president could put in place as soon as tonight, more likely tomorrow, ABC News has learned.

These sanctions would directly target individuals in the Ukrainian government believed to be responsible for the violence unfolding in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. The sanctions would include freezing assets and measures designed to cut these individuals off from the international banking system. The measures would be similar to those imposed over the past several years on individuals in the Iranian government.

Unlike the visa/travel restrictions imposed Wednesday on 20 unnamed members of the Ukrainian government, the administration will name names, White House officials said.

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A spokesman for President Obama couldn’t identify a U.S. national security interest in Ukraine, emphasizing an American desire to support human rights rather than a “old Cold War” rivalry with Russia.

“This is something that we’re monitoring,” White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said when asked if the Kiev protests impact U.S. national security. “This idea of ‘spheres of influence’ is a pretty outdated notion,” he added when pressed about Russia’s interest in Ukraine.

“Our principal concern here does not lie in whether or not [Russian President] Vladimir Putin stands to gain or lose from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine,” he reiterated later in the press briefing…

Earnest rejected any Cold War-era categories. “It is not necessarily related to any effort by former Cold War adversaries to try to get a foothold in one country or another,” he said. Instead, Earnest explained U.S. interest by saying that “at least some of the human rights, basic human rights that we hold so dear in this country are not being respected.”

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Arizona Sen. John McCain repeated calls for targeted sanctions on Ukraine and slammed the administration for its handling of the U.S.’s relationship with Russia.

“This is the most naive president in history,” McCain said Thursday on Phoenix radio station KFYI of President Barack Obama, citing both his “flexibility” comments to then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as well as the “reset button” on Russian relations…

“This thing could easily spiral out of control into a major international crisis. The first thing we need to do is impose sanctions on those people who are in leadership positions,” McCain said…

“Watch Putin after the Olympics are over. He may try — and I emphasize may — try to have some partition of … Ukraine,” McCain said. “He is committed to keeping Ukraine as part of Russia.”

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I have yet to interview Putin on the matter, but years of observing the man and the system he’s built all point to one thing: he is watching Ukraine very closely and shaking his head. Instead of swiftly clearing the protests before they had a chance to gather momentum and not allowing them into the political system, Yanukovich dithered, thereby weakening himself…

Last time Kiev had protests, Putin put the finishing touch on killing democracy in Russia. This time, he is already busy tightening the screws. He is cracking down on DozhdTV, Russia’s last independent television station. He has ordered a propagandist makeover of RIA Novosti, a state-owned but fairly modern news agency, installing a fire-breathing ideologue to run it (this guy, if you’re curious). Today, Ekho Moskvy, Moscow’s largest radio station that is often sympathetic to the opposition, got a new general manager, a woman with a decade-long resume of faithfully serving the state propaganda machine. State TV is broadcasting Goebbels-like “documentaries” about the opposition called “The Biochemistry of Betrayal.” People who don’t agree with Putin have found their sources of income choked off; many are fleeing the country.

Putin is tightening the screws, because this is what stability looks like and that, to Putin, by all accounts a man deeply traumatized by the chaotic, painful collapse of the Soviet Union, is worth any price. And the more unstable Ukraine gets, the tighter he’ll turn them. Just you wait.

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Once the country is at the Kremlin’s mercy, Mr Putin can extort a heavy price. He is known to disparage the very notion of Ukraine’s statehood, in public and in private. He could demand that it join a Russian-led security alliance. Russia’s military integration with Belarus is already proving a headache for Nato, which is struggling to work out how it can defend Europe’s north-eastern flank with its slender remaining resources…

The danger now is that, in despair, the West seeks to broker a solution to the Ukrainian problem through a deal with Russia. That will infuriate and disillusion the protesters, stoking extremism and violence. It is hard to imagine a more dangerous message to send to the Kremlin: create chaos in your former empire and the West will then let you dictate the terms of settlement…

It is to our lasting shame that we have been accomplices in this. We should unleash our money-laundering and anti-bribery laws. We should freeze assets and impose visa bans on those involved in looting and repression on our doorstep.

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Russia is ruled by a little, strutting Mussolini — the Duce, like Putin, enjoyed being photographed with his chest bare and his biceps flexed. Putin is unreconciled to the “tragedy,” as he calls it, of the Soviet Union’s demise. It was within the Soviet apparatus of oppression that he honed the skills by which he governs — censorship, corruption, brutality, oppression, assassination…

Putin’s contempt for Barack Obama is palpable. Russia’s robust support of Bashar al-Assad is one reason Assad has, according to the Obama administration’s director of intelligence, “strengthened” his position in the period since Obama said Assad should “step aside.” Russia has been less than helpful regarding U.S. attempts to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Where, exactly, has Obama’s much-advertised but never defined “reset” of relations with Russia been fruitful?…

The Soviet Union — “one of modern history’s pivotal experiments,” in the weasel words of NBC’s Olympics coverage — existed for seven miserable decades. Ukraine’s agony is a reverberation of the protracted process of cleaning up after the “experiment.” So, this is perhaps the final episode of the Cold War. Does America’s unusually loquacious 44th president remember how the words of the 40th — “Tear down this wall!” — helped to win it?

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Second!!!

KCB on February 20, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Really??

KCB on February 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Definition of Tornado Alley?

February 20th – 58 degrees – we’ve got a tornado warning.

Need to send these things to D.C. to clean the place OUT!

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Democrats in power, and Russia rises again. Who could’ve seen it coming?

SouthernGent on February 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Let there be light! HA cockroaches (me included) unite.

bettycooper on February 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM

VLAD!

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Definition of Tornado Alley?

February 20th – 58 degrees – we’ve got a tornado warning.

Need to send these things to D.C. to clean the place OUT!

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Big noisy storm going through western Ohio right now. Don’t see any tornadoes. Winston came home soaking wet.

crankyoldlady on February 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM

We have the Lightbringer and you worry about Putin.

RickB on February 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM

From this morning.

So by the way, I just read the entire CBO report on raising the minimum wage. Your spin on it was pure lies, so that needs to be noted. And the same is true here, satisfaction with U.S. healthcare was polling very high in the fall of 2009, that’s when the bill’s passage was imminent, tea party shenanigans were at an all time high and the right was flooding the airwaves with lies about the ACA. We all know that Hillary damn near won the Dem nomination on healthcare alone, and that Americans asked and voted for change to the healthcare system by dint of the 2008 election (and wanted to retain it by dint of the 2012 election).

Cry all you like, Democrats will retain the Senate and as the bill works itself out, Americans will buy in. Especially when Republican lawmakers will have to answer questions about medicaid expansion. They are feeling the pressure on that issue in such safely red states as Wyoming and Georgia, don’t think that’s a sign of your victory.

This is also my sign off until the semester ends, and who knows if I’ll return after. I’ve got too much work to do, there’s too many things to do off line and posting here has gotten a bit stale. Good wishes to those few people I’ve had the occasional pleasant exchange with, you know who you are. And peace out to the crazies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92GQNJjlHgc

libfreeordie on February 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM

22044 on February 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM

“It’s about reclaiming our birthright to limited government.” -Senator Mike Lee

http://youtu.be/dmD4qpPpJBc

Meat Fighter on February 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Back in the USSR — the Beatles

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM

We need a Lion right now.

Obama isn’t even a kitten. And that’s insulting kittens to compare them to Obama, kittens are QUITE BRAVE

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Really??

KCB on February 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM

.
Between Russian women figure skating and a tornado warning …

… I lost focus.

Evening, Ken.

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM

22044 on February 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that was written by his young man, who shares his screen name.

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM

President Obama is being pressed to act quickly on the crisis in Ukraine amid accusations that his administration is straddling the fence

I’m sure President Obama just wants to make ABSOLUTELY sure that the protestors are a TEA Party equivalent before he commits US military aid to the Ukrainian government.

malclave on February 20, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Cat vs Gator.

Obama would WET his panties and hide under his bed crying like a 6 year old girl.

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:49 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:47 PM

zero’s the worst kind of boll weevil–my apologies to boll weevils everywhere.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM

CIA lied to Congress and us about Benghazi…

d1carter on February 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM

to the good people of Kiev..
no one is more upset than me, that Putin is killing you
I first learned of it like many other Americans in the press.
I want to assure the citizens of Kiev that I will do everything
in my power to get to the bottom of this and hold those
responsible to account….BHO…

translated….

you poor people of Kiev are screwed…

going2mars on February 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Ukraine and Venezuela, hmmmm, American pols involved in both?

Ukraine, american backed uprising for things the Ukrainians believe is their freedom, HA! Not!

Globalists, yes, our govt in back of all this shite…

I ain’t saying more cuz I don’t have more and am not looking for it.

Our govt is up to no fricking good, and I hate it!

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Zero can send the Ukraine govt some strongly worded memos. Death by a thousand paper cuts or something.

Royal Fizzbin on February 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Good evening Peeps and Peepettes!

I sincerely hope and believe that God is and will Bless us all :)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Did anyone let Spark Plug know that we’re over here?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I actually think that Obama is taking the right approach in regards to Ukraine. He has made clear that American might is not to be tested, but at the same time has not committed to any action that may put Americans in harms way.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Big noisy storm going through western Ohio right now. Don’t see any tornadoes. Winston came home soaking wet.

crankyoldlady on February 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM


<—————- Right over there!!!

That one dissipated … still under tornado watch and we are going to get severe thunderstorms – winds up to 70 mph reported in this line.

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I see the timing is STILL screwed up here!!

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

How about we go with something that is wholesome for once?

Now there is a woman who OOZED SEX APPEAL without EVER being raunchy…

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Be safe!! Hope you are not in any danger :)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Scrumpy on February 20

fantastic…a QotD blessing…tyvm
evening to you ..

going2mars on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Good evening … am I a peep or -ette? Hmm …

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM

going2mars on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Thank you! :)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Prayers for you and yours, Pol. Stay safe.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM

You might be both for all I know? ;)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Great choice, Con!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 10:57 PM

good evening Peeps and Peepettes! I sincerely hope and believe that God is and will Bless us all :) Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM

That’s the best thing I’ve heard all day.

wolly4321 on February 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM

I actually think that Obama is taking the right approach in regards to Ukraine. He has made clear that American might is not to be tested, but at the same time has not committed to any action that may put Americans in harms way.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM

How so?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Evening, Ken.

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:48 PM

I’m guessing it was the figure skaters….

KCB on February 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Great choice, Con!

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I will have a crush on Olivia Newton John until the day I die :) So will every man alive in the 70′s and 80′s :)

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:59 PM

wolly4321 on February 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM

It’s what we all need to see and hear every day wolly, I do me bit when I can :)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:00 PM

How so?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM

You beat me to it :)

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Here’s a rarity..

How about a jailbait Kylie Minogue? She was 16 when she made this one…

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

70 mph reported in this line.

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM


WIND’S
here!

It’s really strong when it turns on ALL the motion sensing lights around the outside of the house.

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

How so?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:58 PM

By his statement today(or yesterday) laying out that the Ukraine government should not step over the line in dealing with the protesters. It signals that we as a country are aware of the abuses and cannot be dismissed with impunity.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

My absolute FAVORITE artist of the 1980′s..

Steve Winwood: Talking Back to the Night

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I got yer Guilty Pleasure right here, Con:

Olivia Newton-John – Physical

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM

a great day for freedom: PF thursday

Hello HA

fred

jrsrigmvr on February 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM

WIND’S here!

It’s really strong when it turns on ALL the motion sensing lights around the outside of the house.

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Heavy winds here in Ashland, KY too.

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM

By his statement today(or yesterday) laying out that the Ukraine government should not step over the line in dealing with the protesters. It signals that we as a country are aware of the abuses and cannot be dismissed with impunity.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

So, Obama draws a red line in the sand, and sends a nicely worded letter, a few talks by the Ambassador, no different from the UN, and ZILCH happens?

Woo Hoo!

Scary eh…. lmao

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

By his statement today(or yesterday) laying out that the Ukraine government should not step over the line in dealing with the protesters. It signals that we as a country are aware of the abuses and cannot be dismissed with impunity.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

How does “making a statement” equate to “American might” that is not to be tested? What will be the penalty if the Ukraine government “steps over the line?” Is this a red line like in Syria?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I actually think that Obama is taking the right approach in regards to Ukraine. He has made clear that American might is not to be tested, but at the same time has not committed to any action that may put Americans in harms way.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM

I see we have a Relative of nonpartisan…

Feel free to explain to any Thinking person what an
Extreme Moderate is..

ToddPA on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

By his statement today(or yesterday) laying out that the Ukraine government should not step over the line in dealing with the protesters. It signals that we as a country are aware of the abuses and cannot be dismissed with impunity.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

(Cough) SYRIA (Cough)

RickB on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Now there is a woman who OOZED SEX APPEAL without EVER being raunchy…

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Waaay too freakin’ skinny.

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I got yer Guilty Pleasure right here, Con:

Olivia Newton-John – Physical

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM

THIS is my ULTIMATE guilty pleasure song. I have ALWAYS loved this one, mostly because of it’s very upbeat sound.

She also did this one later in the 80′s:

Breakdance

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Abraham Lincoln was considered a hero for a war that killed thousands of Americans in order to keep the south from establishing their independence. How is this different? I’m honestly looking for an answer because maybe I’m missing something. I’m not defending Putin. But how is he different from Lincoln?

Rose on February 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM

How about Debby Harry’s part of the Scarface Soundtrack?

Rush Rush…

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM

He rocks pretty well, too:

Steve Winwood – Roll With It

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM

He rocks pretty well, too:

Steve Winwood – Roll With It

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM

I used to drive the Top 40 station in my area (WKEE 100 FM) crazy requesting that one.

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Prayers for you and yours, Pol. Stay safe.

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM

.
Thanks, Newtie.

I’m keeping an eye on radar, news, phone, AND everything outide simultaneously (the unexpected bonus to a 360 degree video surveillance setup – you can watch weather coming in)

Waiting to see if the power stays on …

… second thunderstorm this week … the one on Monday was Thunder-sleet.

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM

He has made clear that American might is not to be tested

Wasn’t that test already run is Syria?

Obama doesn’t have the jiuce to back up his empty threats.

but at the same time has not committed to any action that may put Americans in harms way.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Brave Sir Roben ran away!

Do you think others in the world do not take note of the cheap weasel words?

sharrukin on February 20, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I’m not defending Putin. But how is he different from Lincoln?

Rose on February 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Putin isn’t Ukranian, he is Russian.

RickB on February 20, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Now this is what I think is Steve Winwood’s MASTERPIECE…

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Feel free to explain to any Thinking person what an
Extreme Moderate is..

ToddPA on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM


{GASP!}

Ladies and gentlemen, we are indeed honored!

Tonight we have TOTUS in the house!!!!

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Another unforgettable Traffic/Steve Winwood tune from the 70′s

Empty Pages

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The reset button worked.

Schadenfreude on February 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Lincoln is considered a hero because thousands were killed in the War Between the States?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The War of the Northern Aggression.

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Abraham Lincoln was considered a hero for a war that killed thousands of Americans …

Rose on February 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Lincoln is considered a hero because thousands were killed in the War Between the States?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Change is coming, and more rapidly than we may realise.

Globalists will win unless things change here in a very big way.

More and more unrest will take place round the world, govts will be usurped, and new govts, waiting in the wings will take over…

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:06 PM

I loved the dance that went with the song, even though this video is truncated from the movie:

Irene Cara – Flashdance

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

The other option would be military force. I’m thinking after the last 10 or so years that this country has had enough with foreign adventures.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

ExtremeModerate-thanks for the laugh of the night.

Obama is an empty suit making empty sort of threats. Do you not see house stupid your comment was?

CWchangedhisNicagain on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

…why are Cheech and Chong on the pic leading to this thread?

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Libertarian unicorn farts predicting this collapse leads to some new order.
It doesn’t.

It just leads to people getting killed.

I lean libertarian,,but not that much. Not to the point of stupid.
They want the chaos,, never have lived through it, before.

Not understanding history.

I don’t want to have to kill, and I don’t want to die.

It will come to that, though.

I just wanted a cabin in the woods. A 45-70. not an AR.

It(s sick. The rounds I buy are for men. Not food.

wolly4321 on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Obama would WET his panties and hide under his bed crying like a 6 year old girl.

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Apparently, that’s what he did the night of Sept. 11, 2012.

climbnjump on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Good evening … am I a peep or -ette? Hmm …

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Sigourney Weaver and a hard boiled egg?

bettycooper on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

ToddPA on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

I truly believe the truth lies center and I am passionate about finding that middle ground and ultimately the truth.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Obama doesn’t have much time left to usher in everything he wants for the globalists, and he will.

If, we americans do not take a stand, and soon, it really is over.

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Putin isn’t Ukranian…

RickB on February 20, 2014 at 11:10 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RussianUseEn.PNG

sharrukin on February 20, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Steve Winwood was only 14 YEARS OLD when he did this one!

Spencer Davis Group “Gimme Some Lovin”

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:17 PM

. It signals that we as a country are aware of the abuses and cannot be dismissed with impunity.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

…where have you been?…in South America?…for the last 5 years!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Good evening … am I a peep or -ette? Hmm …

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM

I thought you were swalker. As in George Swalker Bush.

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Post This EVERYWHERE!!…..

williamg on February 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM

My favorite country song of the 1980′s…

Alabama: In a Hurry

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I do not want more wars.

I believe tho, it is somthing that in the near future, will be unavoidable, either for our own freedom, or as a feigned freedom for someone else…

Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

s what we all need to see and hear every day wolly, do me bit when I can :) Scrumpy on February 20, 2014 at 11:00 PM

I should try harder, but…

wolly4321 on February 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

How does “making a statement” equate to “American might” that is not to be tested? What will be the penalty if the Ukraine government “steps over the line?” Is this a red line like in Syria?

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Well, short of full scale war diplomacy is the best option we have right now.

Syria was different. You cannot engage in Realpolitick with irrational Arab countries. With Ukraine it follows more of the same patterns developed in cold war diplomacy.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

The other option would be military force. I’m thinking after the last 10 or so years that this country has had enough with foreign adventures.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

So Obama has no intention of using the “other option,” which leaves us with …

“Just words … just phrases.”

Oh-Kay!

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I truly believe the truth lies center and I am passionate about finding that middle ground and ultimately the truth.

Extreme Moderate on February 20, 2014 at 11:17 PM

You’re just pissing off CW worser and worser.

Lanceman on February 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Abraham Lincoln was considered a hero for a war that killed thousands of Americans in order to keep the south from establishing their independence. How is this different? I’m honestly looking for an answer because maybe I’m missing something. I’m not defending Putin. But how is he different from Lincoln?

Rose on February 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Oh, I don’t know…maybe it’s because Ukraine is a separate country from Russia?

Newtie and the Beauty on February 20, 2014 at 11:21 PM

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Winwood

KCB on February 20, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Since I’ve admitted I was born in and live in Ashland, KY…

I have to own up to liking this

I grew up in Flatwoods one street over from him. His dad used to be my State representative!

ConstantineXI on February 20, 2014 at 11:23 PM

<a href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/new-obama-initiative-tramples-first-amendment-protections/article/2544363"Now, it becomes clear why the FCC is to start their media monitors in South Carolina…Clyburn!

d1carter on February 20, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Alien on February 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Be nice. Rose doesn’t comment very often and is reticent. We all understood what she was asking.

Putin isn’t Ukranian, he is Russian.

RickB on February 20, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Yeah, and Lincoln wanted to prevent the country from breaking in two. Putin would like to annex a country.

INC on February 20, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Feel free to explain to any Thinking person what an
Extreme Moderate is..

ToddPA on February 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM

{GASP!}

Ladies and gentlemen, we are indeed honored!

Tonight we have TOTUS in the house!!!!

PolAgnostic on February 20, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Heh

I figured it was Chet Huntsman…trying to outdo
Extremely Convervative Mitt…

ToddPA on February 20, 2014 at 11:24 PM

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