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Putin has really blown it.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Learning, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    So we now have lunatics running the 2 super powers. To quote Tom Lehrer: "we will all go together when we go". :cool:
     
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It's terrifying how similar the language of the three craziest rulers in the world is.
     
  4. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I doubt he's blown it at all. He knows exactly what he's doing. He's pretty adept at using his rhetoric and behaviour to bolster political support at home. Seems familiar, eh?
     
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  5. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    It's what all politicians do everywhere in the world and always will.
     
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  6. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Well, in Russia there's an election going on, so Putin's showing off to the people, how tough he is. Maybe, he's also looking enviously at Xi Jinping's new status?
     
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  7. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    It's what they try to do for sure. My point is that Putin's good at it; many others, for example Mrs T May, not so much. Mind you, she hasn't tried being photographed, topless, on a horse yet.
     
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  8. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Willie,

    Did you HAVE to bring quite such a ghastly image to mind? Or indeed, TWO such ghastly images, Putin and May? Preferably on separate horses...

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  9. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    It's OK, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken to our government and confirmed his suppo....oh...he's just been fired.

    I'm sure that there's no connection between the two events.

    Cheers, Jeff
     
  10. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    To be fair to Mrs May, Willie, this isn't the only thing that she's not good at... ;)
     
  11. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Jeff,

    Any more of that, comrade*, and you'd better watch out....

    I had to Google to verify that you weren't joking. Well, presumably the boss (Vladimir Vladimirovich) laid down the law to Donald Frederickovich.

    Incidentally, does anyone know what NON-"Weapons Grade" nerve agents look like? Can I pop into (let us say) Boots the Chemist in Moscow and say, "I'd like some... er... non-weapons-grade Novochok. I have trouble with... errr.... mice. Yes, that's it, mice." Or do they still have Timothy White's in Russia?

    *You can take Russia out of the Soviet Union but you can't take the Soviet Union out of Vladimir Vladimirovich.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  12. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I wonder if we could get Putin in the next transfer window? I have always believed good politicians should be traded.

    But there must be outstanding politicians who are wasted in small countries and would love a go at managing a big one.
     
  13. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Mike,

    And vice versa -- though why would we wish Trump on Tuvalu? Or Alexander Stanleyovich on the Holy See?

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  14. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Indeed not, I imagine it will stay that way as well.
     
  15. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Please God!

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  16. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Nor, it would seem, from comrade Corbyn, after his speech in the house yesterday.
     
  17. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    No, I don't think he's a communist sympathizer. Just useless. I admire many of his principles but yesterday's speech tipped the balance conclusively against him. Keir Starmer for Labour party leader!

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  18. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    We flatter Mr Corybn by giving him credit for being some sort of undercover plotter. I don't mistrust Mr Corbyn because I believe him to be subversive. I distrust him because he is a buffoon.
     
  19. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Willie,

    Be fair! He doesn't have enough personality to be a buffoon. Unlike (for example) Alexander Stanleyevich or Rees-Mogg. Useless, yes. Buffoon, no. They're both.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  20. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    The truth

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