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(Guardian)   Vladimir Putin promises the Winter Olympics will be bribe-free and gay-friendly. Or possibly gay-free and bribe-friendly, it's so easy to get those confused   (theguardian.com) divider line 79
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2014-01-19 04:35:55 PM
What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding.
 
2014-01-19 04:50:15 PM

Wanebo: What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding.

a pissed-off Chechen.

FTFY
 
2014-01-19 05:33:32 PM
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2014-01-19 05:40:48 PM

Wanebo: What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding.


Have they tried bribing people to not be gay? You know, the carrot instead of the stick.
 
2014-01-19 05:58:17 PM
Good luck to them. I hope it's a good Olympics and it goes well. Too bad for me I really won't be able to see great competition because NBC will have shiatty programming. Won't even bother to watch. But I can't wait to hear the results.
 
2014-01-19 05:59:20 PM
Men's figure skating this year will be 99% AIDS free.
 
2014-01-19 06:02:28 PM
$51 billion?  Well, now Putin has a nice road to his dacha in Sochi.
 
2014-01-19 06:05:22 PM
A bribe-free Olympics in Russia or anywhere else for that matter is about as likely as a soccer game completely devoid of questionable referee decisions and egregious examples of diving and histrionically excessive dramatics from players.  It just isn't going to happen.
 
2014-01-19 06:06:16 PM
Is subby telling us he wants to be bribed with gays?
 
2014-01-19 06:10:49 PM

Lee451: Is subby telling us he wants to be bribed with gays?


Vladimir Putin is actually Subby, so yes, he wants to be bribed with gays.  Lots and lots of gays, along with some crystal meth, just like that conservative preacher from Colorado and many others who have demonized homosexuality.
 
2014-01-19 06:11:23 PM
Well, that's comforting.

My volunteer visit to the animal shelter will be sex and violence free.
 
2014-01-19 06:13:56 PM
Has he had some more work done? His eyes look better than the botched job he got on them 2 years ago.
 
2014-01-19 06:14:58 PM
These Putin quotes are fun taken out of context: "There are no magic pills here" and "The chicken pecks grain after grain".
 
2014-01-19 06:16:34 PM
Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.
 
2014-01-19 06:17:02 PM
I can't wait to see pictures of the dilapidated overgrown structures we'll get to see in five years or so.
 
2014-01-19 06:19:41 PM
Am I the only one with a bad feeling something truly awful is going to happen at this Olympics? That video posted by terrorists would make my refund tickets immediately.. fark Russia and fark any of that shiat.. Not worth the very real risk..
 
2014-01-19 06:21:22 PM

rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.


You aren't familiar with "The Great Olympic Orgy" are you?

http://www.businessinsider.com/olympic-village-sex-party-2012-7

I wouldn't wanna miss that either.
 
2014-01-19 06:22:30 PM

fusillade762: Wanebo: What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding.

Have they tried bribing people to not be gay? You know, the carrot instead of the stick.


Yes, but you should have seen what they did with the carrot.
 
2014-01-19 06:23:25 PM

styckx: Am I the only one with a bad feeling something truly awful is going to happen at this Olympics? That video posted by terrorists would make my refund tickets immediately.. fark Russia and fark any of that shiat.. Not worth the very real risk..


If something happens, it'll probably give Putin enough justification to launch a nuke at Chechnya and get away with it.
 
2014-01-19 06:23:44 PM
I'd prefer that the Games be terrorist free.
 
2014-01-19 06:24:38 PM

eyeq360: A bribe-free Olympics in Russia or anywhere else for that matter is about as likely as a soccer game completely devoid of questionable referee decisions and egregious examples of diving and histrionically excessive dramatics from players.  It just isn't going to happen.


Now .. Now.  We all know every county saves that talent for the World Cup!  Nothing worse than premature grabbing of personal parts!

/Go USA
// Go England
/// Where's my Pint?

Cheers For "Real" Football in the Summer!
 
2014-01-19 06:24:59 PM

fusillade762: Wanebo: What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding.

Have they tried bribing people to not be gay? You know, the carrot instead of the stick.


Problem with that logic is carrots & sticks are both phallic, in shape. And both can be used for the same purpose in the gay community, NTTAWWT.
 
2014-01-19 06:25:23 PM

grinding_journalist: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

You aren't familiar with "The Great Olympic Orgy" are you?

http://www.businessinsider.com/olympic-village-sex-party-2012-7

I wouldn't wanna miss that either.


2012's "Naked Lesbian Cross-Country Wrestling" was interesting at first; I lost interest after a few minutes.
 
2014-01-19 06:27:47 PM

rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.


At the Olympics? Are you kidding? A bunch of hot buff men wandering around throwing poles and showing off their gymnastic abilities? If I was there, I'd have to be getting laid every night to not explode.

/gay
 
2014-01-19 06:31:02 PM

4NTLRZ: fusillade762: Wanebo: What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding.

Have they tried bribing people to not be gay? You know, the carrot instead of the stick.

Problem with that logic is carrots & sticks are both phallic, in shape. And both can be used for the same purpose in the gay community, NTTAWWT.


So offering a taco on a stick, or an Arby's beef and cheddar, is also out of the question?

In communist Russia, the gay is a food group.
 
2014-01-19 06:31:24 PM
Now .. Now.  We all know every county saves that talent for the World Cup!  Nothing worse than premature grabbing of personal parts!

/Go USA
// Go England
/// Where's my Pint?

Cheers For "Real" Football in the Summer!


Been Stuck with the Miami Dolphins since 1966 .... still watch.  With one eye closed, of course.

Go Chelsea (Blues)!!!
 
2014-01-19 06:32:26 PM
Was he wearing a shirt when he made these statements?
 
2014-01-19 06:34:36 PM

SecretAgentWoman: [pursuitofbetterment.files.wordpress.com image 400x389]


Because being gay-friendly and gay-free are mutually exclusive.  Being bribe-free and bribe-friendly are also mutually exclusive.  That joke only works when it's possible but unlikely for the two things in question to coexist.
 
2014-01-19 06:35:05 PM

styckx: Am I the only one with a bad feeling something truly awful is going to happen at this Olympics? That video posted by terrorists would make my refund tickets immediately.. fark Russia and fark any of that shiat.. Not worth the very real risk..


I'm not worried about the venue areas behind security.  I would not be surprised to see some shiat go down in other areas though.
 
2014-01-19 06:39:20 PM
Have you noticed that every news story about Putin can be subtitled "Christ, what an asshole" without loss of journalistic objectivity?
 
2014-01-19 06:40:59 PM

ohsoferrety: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

At the Olympics? Are you kidding? A bunch of hot buff men wandering around throwing poles and showing off their gymnastic abilities? If I was there, I'd have to be getting laid every night to not explode.

/gay


It's the Winter Olympics. There will be no pole throwing at the Winter Olympics.

/keep your stick on the ice
 
2014-01-19 06:41:51 PM
They put the protest zone 30 minutes away so I'm sure everything will be fine now.
 
2014-01-19 06:42:51 PM
Nothing the Russian government has done has been bribe-free in at least  three hundred years.
 
2014-01-19 06:43:15 PM

rhiannon: ohsoferrety: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

At the Olympics? Are you kidding? A bunch of hot buff men wandering around throwing poles and showing off their gymnastic abilities? If I was there, I'd have to be getting laid every night to not explode.

/gay

It's the Winter Olympics. There will be no pole throwing at the Winter Olympics.

/keep your stick on the ice


If midget tossing became an Olympic event, you'd see Poles tossed.
 
2014-01-19 06:43:29 PM
Either way, there will be something dirty going down in the back room.
 
2014-01-19 06:45:20 PM

grinding_journalist: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

You aren't familiar with "The Great Olympic Orgy" are you?

http://www.businessinsider.com/olympic-village-sex-party-2012-7

I wouldn't wanna miss that either.


Well when you're young, fit and surrounded by similar people for two weeks, what else you gonna do?  I sure hope they have fun, Lord knows I would.
 
2014-01-19 06:46:28 PM
I highly doubt the gheys will get bothered at Olympics, Jesse Owens commented he was treated better at the Berlin Olympics than back in the states, and that was in Nazi freaking Germany.
 
2014-01-19 06:47:24 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Wanebo: What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding. a pissed-off Chechen.

FTFY


Yep, they trotted out the "too much muslim blood has been spilled" thing again. Hopefully the games are terrorist free, but I think playing them so close to the nut job muslim part of the world is dangerous.
 
2014-01-19 06:51:36 PM
Too close to Chechnya. Expect fair skies with a chance of bombs in the afternoons.
 
2014-01-19 06:54:55 PM

Spare Me: Too close to Chechnya. Expect fair skies with a chance of bombs in the afternoons.


My feeling is that Sochi itself may be too locked down for an attack there, but it will get very nasty in the rest of Russia.
 
2014-01-19 06:55:42 PM

ReverendJynxed: rhiannon: ohsoferrety: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

At the Olympics? Are you kidding? A bunch of hot buff men wandering around throwing poles and showing off their gymnastic abilities? If I was there, I'd have to be getting laid every night to not explode.

/gay

It's the Winter Olympics. There will be no pole throwing at the Winter Olympics.

/keep your stick on the ice

If midget tossing became an Olympic event, you'd see Poles tossed.


And I would watch that.
 
2014-01-19 06:56:06 PM
needs more cowbell
 
2014-01-19 06:56:25 PM

rhiannon: ohsoferrety: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

At the Olympics? Are you kidding? A bunch of hot buff men wandering around throwing poles and showing off their gymnastic abilities? If I was there, I'd have to be getting laid every night to not explode.

/gay

It's the Winter Olympics. There will be no pole throwing at the Winter Olympics.

/keep your stick on the ice


Some of them spend a lot of time practicing rubbing up against poles, does that work?
 
2014-01-19 06:57:48 PM

jake_lex: Spare Me: Too close to Chechnya. Expect fair skies with a chance of bombs in the afternoons.

My feeling is that Sochi itself may be too locked down for an attack there, but it will get very nasty in the rest of Russia.


Putin foes will prolly be exploding with delight.
 
2014-01-19 07:01:20 PM

ohsoferrety: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

At the Olympics? Are you kidding? A bunch of hot buff men wandering around throwing poles and showing off their gymnastic abilities? If I was there, I'd have to be getting laid every night to not explode.

/gay


None of those sports at the Winter Games... Perhaps you can wait for the Summer Games in Rio?
 
2014-01-19 07:01:59 PM
"Hey Putin, let's first make sure this does't rank up there with other Olympic games..."

"Like 1972 in Munich for example..."
 
2014-01-19 07:08:43 PM
I think I've mentioned my surprise at Putin hugging up with the Orthodox church, but well maybe it shouldn't considering Russia historically has considered its self the last bastion of the Eastern Roman Empire since Constantinople fell. Although I really find it interesting the Russian government including Gazprom made this movie in 2012.
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-01-19 07:09:53 PM
Russian Proverb: If you find yourself in need of the police, do not compound your problems by involving the police.
 
2014-01-19 07:43:43 PM

Robert1966: Nothing the Russian government has done has been bribe-free in at least  three hundred years.


This. If you took away the corruption there would be no functioning society left.
 
2014-01-19 07:48:18 PM

eyeq360: A bribe-free Olympics in Russia or anywhere else for that matter is about as likely as a soccer game completely devoid of questionable referee decisions and egregious examples of diving and histrionically excessive dramatics from players.  It just isn't going to happen.


I was going to say or a traveling call in the NBA or intentional grounding in the NFL, but I get your point.
 
2014-01-19 07:49:58 PM

eyeq360: A bribe-free Olympics in Russia or anywhere else for that matter is about as likely as a soccer game completely devoid of questionable referee decisions and egregious examples of diving and histrionically excessive dramatics from players.  It just isn't going to happen.

~

One word for you: African IOC Delegates.

Hom0s and Africans spoiling it for everyone again.
 
2014-01-19 07:50:50 PM
Yeah right. These games are probably the most bribery full games ever. 51 billion for a freaking winter games. That's more than China's most expensive summer game.

Certainly puts the United States bribery history in winter games to shame. Russia: Oh, you bribed to get the games? Cute. In Russia we bribe EVERYONE, 30 billion dollars disappears like that! Silly Americans.
 
2014-01-19 07:52:14 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: I think I've mentioned my surprise at Putin hugging up with the Orthodox church


Think of it as the Russian equivalent of the Republican party courting the Moral Majority back in the Reagan years. Doctrinaire authoritarianism attracts doctrinaire authoritarianism.
 
2014-01-19 07:59:28 PM

revrendjim: Robert1966: Nothing the Russian government has done has been bribe-free in at least  three hundred years.

This. If you took away the corruption there would be no functioning society left.


Sure feel superior Mr. corporations are people American. No bribery here thank goodness.

/Different multinationals own different countries and also follow different rules for how nasty they get depending on the country.
// Don't GB jr really gave our side a start on building armies.
///Wait why would they be on my side?
 
2014-01-19 08:06:41 PM
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WTF?! No I don't.
 
2014-01-19 08:09:28 PM
I'm not watching the Olympics.   I used to love them.   It seems like they are too commercial and you only see like 2% of the competitors anymore.

Then again I don't usually watch the superbowl either.
 
2014-01-19 08:11:47 PM

czetie: tinfoil-hat maggie: I think I've mentioned my surprise at Putin hugging up with the Orthodox church

Think of it as the Russian equivalent of the Republican party courting the Moral Majority back in the Reagan years. Doctrinaire authoritarianism attracts doctrinaire authoritarianism.


Actually it goes deeper than that. I'm looking for Putin to name a Czar ( although he may be smarter than that).The troubles in Turkey though do worry me. a Chechen war seems likely but it could be turned to Turkey Bush jr did it. You know what happened last time the Russians had Istanbul under siege in the 1800's? Putin's nationalism has really been worrying me as well as the ties to the Orthodox church.
 
2014-01-19 08:12:32 PM

toadist: I'm not watching the Olympics.   I used to love them.   It seems like they are too commercial and you only see like 2% of the competitors anymore.

Then again I don't usually watch the superbowl either.


Olympics are pretty terrible these days. Usually I stream them from overseas so I don't have to watch horrible human interest story after horrible human interest story that makes up 90% of NBC Olympic coverage. Where the only thing they don't cover is that actual events.
 
2014-01-19 08:16:41 PM

toadist: I'm not watching the Olympics.   I used to love them.   It seems like they are too commercial and you only see like 2% of the competitors anymore.

Then again I don't usually watch the superbowl either.


I'll give ya that I don't either and I can say I still catch news headlines of both of them. The Olympics were an interesting break from the soaps when I was visiting my G-mother in the summer.
 
2014-01-19 08:21:09 PM

rhiannon: ohsoferrety: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

At the Olympics? Are you kidding? A bunch of hot buff men wandering around throwing poles and showing off their gymnastic abilities? If I was there, I'd have to be getting laid every night to not explode.

/gay

It's the Winter Olympics. There will be no pole throwing at the Winter Olympics.

/keep your stick on the ice


Keep my stick where? Well, I suppose that would decrease the gay sex.
 
2014-01-19 08:35:52 PM

bbfreak: Yeah right. These games are probably the most bribery full games ever. 51 billion for a freaking winter games. That's more than China's most expensive summer game.

Certainly puts the United States bribery history in winter games to shame. Russia: Oh, you bribed to get the games? Cute. In Russia we bribe EVERYONE, 30 billion dollars disappears like that! Silly Americans.


Brazil is trying to one up them with the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
 
2014-01-19 08:37:52 PM
Either way, something dirty is going on in the back door.
 
2014-01-19 08:48:35 PM

styckx: Am I the only one with a bad feeling something truly awful is going to happen at this Olympics? That video posted by terrorists would make my refund tickets immediately..


Which video would that be?
 
2014-01-19 08:51:07 PM

Big Ramifications: Hom0s and Africans spoiling it for everyone again.


Adding racism to your repertoire?  Good to see you branching out.
 
2014-01-19 09:03:30 PM

SecretAgentWoman: [pursuitofbetterment.files.wordpress.com image 400x389]


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2014-01-19 09:22:34 PM

Big Ramifications: eyeq360: A bribe-free Olympics in Russia or anywhere else for that matter is about as likely as a soccer game completely devoid of questionable referee decisions and egregious examples of diving and histrionically excessive dramatics from players.  It just isn't going to happen.
~

One word for you: African IOC Delegates.

Hom0s and Africans spoiling it for everyone again.


Damn, I missed that. Although I have labelled a lot of bigot's tonight in other threads.

/It must be getting close to an election.
 
2014-01-19 09:24:30 PM

styckx: Am I the only one with a bad feeling something truly awful is going to happen at this Olympics? That video posted by terrorists would make my refund tickets immediately.. fark Russia and fark any of that shiat.. Not worth the very real risk..


No, you are not the only one and I also believe its going to be bad.
 
2014-01-19 10:28:54 PM
So what they're saying is if we get enough money together, Putin will cancel the Men's figure skating?  I'm in for $50 if that's the case.
 
2014-01-19 10:35:59 PM

eyeq360: A bribe-free Olympics in Russia or anywhere else for that matter is about as likely as a soccer game completely devoid of questionable referee decisions and egregious examples of diving and histrionically excessive dramatics from players.  It just isn't going to happen.


a thousand times this.  I talked extensively with a London cabbie about this.  The locals are almost unanimous that the Games put money in the right pockets, but the local vendors for the most part get jack, shiat, and hassle.
 
2014-01-19 10:37:12 PM

Myria: Either way, something dirty is going on in the back door


+1
 
2014-01-19 11:12:00 PM
What he said;

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his government has nothing against gay people, as long as they leave kids alone, according to Reuters.
"There is no ban on non-traditional forms of sexual interaction between people. We have a ban on propaganda of homosexuality," Putin told a meeting with young volunteers preparing for the Games.
"We ban nothing, we aren't going after anyone, we have no responsibility for such contacts," Putin added. "People can feel free and at ease, but please leave the children in peace."

Got it?
 
2014-01-20 01:39:33 AM

ciberido: styckx: Am I the only one with a bad feeling something truly awful is going to happen at this Olympics? That video posted by terrorists would make my refund tickets immediately..

Which video would that be?


New video claims responsibility for Volgograd attacks - and threatens Sochi Olympics

Interesting they threaten tourists coming to Sochi, A bit outside of the Chechens' motive to target non-Russians
 
2014-01-20 03:04:28 AM
As long as the Winter Olympics include ice dancing, 2 man luge,  and women's hockey, the Winter Olympics will never be gay-free.
 
2014-01-20 03:07:43 AM

ArcadianRefugee: fusillade762: Wanebo: What if the gays start bribing, or the bribes are quite gay?

/That boom you just heard was your mind exploding.

Have they tried bribing people to not be gay? You know, the carrot instead of the stick.

Yes, but you should have seen what they did with the carrot.


More like you don't see where it vanished.
 
2014-01-20 03:12:18 AM

ArcadianRefugee: grinding_journalist: rhiannon: Surely it can't be that difficult to go without gay sex for 2 weeks. I've gone without straight sex for much longer periods.

You aren't familiar with "The Great Olympic Orgy" are you?

http://www.businessinsider.com/olympic-village-sex-party-2012-7

I wouldn't wanna miss that either.

2012's "Naked Lesbian Cross-Country Wrestling" was interesting at first; I lost interest after a few minutes.


I (honest to FSM) went to school w/ one of the fine young ladies of the US 2012 Olympic team (will NOT name names). I recall she was rumored to potentially go 'that way'. I'd be willing to shave a year off of my life to have gotten to see that in real life w/ her...
 
2014-01-20 08:21:17 AM
Forget gays and bribes. Can Pooty stop Muslim terrorists from blowing his Olympics up?
 
2014-01-20 11:22:31 AM
I wonder if Putin will be shirt-free during the opening ceremonies.
 
2014-01-20 04:20:41 PM
Shouldn't they be more concerned about those guys who want to blow things up making that couple hour drive from one of the other Black Sea/Caspian Sea states, like Chechnya, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan.... so on.
 
2014-01-20 05:36:27 PM

NathanAllen: Shouldn't they be more concerned about those guys who want to blow things up making that couple hour drive from one of the other Black Sea/Caspian Sea states, like Chechnya, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan.... so on.


Those guys don't touch children
 
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