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(Voice of Russia)   Immediately addressing the most important revolutionary concern, Ukraine legislature plans to take a goat and run it around the main city in order to collect all the bad vibes from the previous regime   (voiceofrussia.com) divider line 21
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2014-02-24 03:21:32 PM  
I hope it runs away, then it can be an escaped goat!
 
2014-02-24 03:23:31 PM  
Hope it pans out for them.
 
2014-02-24 03:25:56 PM  
I didn't see anything in there about a goat subby ... but I love this plan anyway.  We need to see if we can borrow the goat after they're done with it - there's plenty of state capitals and D.C. where we can get good use out of it.
 
2014-02-24 03:26:12 PM  
Will it be a Judas Goat?
 
2014-02-24 03:26:57 PM  
And then they'll throw it in a crate and mail it to the Cubs?
 
2014-02-24 03:29:36 PM  
And we hold a prayer to an invisible God in the Congress on are regular basis.

Superstitions, superstitions everywhere.
 
2014-02-24 03:30:46 PM  

Infernalist: And we hold a prayer to an invisible God in the Congress on are a regular basis.

Superstitions, superstitions everywhere.

 
2014-02-24 03:31:57 PM  
For those with limited political vocabulary (as I was until I looked it up):
From Wikipedia:

Lustration is the government process regulating the participation of former communists, especially informants of the communist secret police,[1] in the successor political appointee positions or in civil service positions in the period after the fall of the various European Communist states in 1989 - 1991. It also applies more broadly to the process of nations dealing with past human rights abuses or injustices that have occurred.[2] The term is taken from the Roman lustrum purification rituals.[3]
 
2014-02-24 03:35:00 PM  
Can't hurt.
 
2014-02-24 03:36:27 PM  
You've got to be kid-ing.
 
2014-02-24 03:37:02 PM  
Maybe we should try that.
 
2014-02-24 03:39:25 PM  

zimbach: For those with limited political vocabulary (as I was until I looked it up):
From Wikipedia:

Lustration is the government process regulating the participation of former communists, especially informants of the communist secret police,[1] in the successor political appointee positions or in civil service positions in the period after the fall of the various European Communist states in 1989 - 1991. It also applies more broadly to the process of nations dealing with past human rights abuses or injustices that have occurred.[2] The term is taken from the Roman lustrum purification rituals.[3]


It also means that many members of Viktor Yanukovych's party, the Party of Regions, would be disqualified from public office, which is, of course, good for the members of opposition parties.
 
2014-02-24 03:40:20 PM  
But yes, the Roman lustrum purification rituals could conceivably include running a goat around town to absorb the bad vibes, among other activities.

Couldn't hurt. At the worst all you'd wind up with is a tired goat.
 
2014-02-24 03:43:24 PM  
Anyone try Jamaican curry goat?  It's delicious.
 
2014-02-24 03:47:10 PM  

AeAe: Anyone try Jamaican curry goat?  It's delicious.


Yea, I got a buddy from Jamaica. He has a big picnic in the summer and his extended family comes down from NY. Ox tail soup, curry goat, jerk chicken... good stuff.
 
2014-02-24 04:23:48 PM  
DNRTFA, but a literal scapegoat would be amusing, and if it calms things, it can't be all bad. It sure as hell beats the practice of using people as metaphorical scapegoats.
 
2014-02-24 04:31:32 PM  
You jail  your princess, then you have to do the goat thing.  Sorry.  That's just how it goats.
 
2014-02-24 04:31:36 PM  
Putin's propaganda forces are getting into the fray, I see

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Pooty fears nothing more than an independent media (long absent in Russia), which was on display during Ukraine's crises last week, as was a true opposition. As screwed up as Ukraine is, it at least has these to hang hopes of reform upon.
 
2014-02-24 04:47:34 PM  
And that there is how you do a scapegoat , folks.

/Really.
 
2014-02-24 05:21:21 PM  
Didn't realize they are big Cubs fans in Kiev
 
2014-02-24 05:27:49 PM  
If we REALLY want to get rid of the bad vibes, fire is cleansing....

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