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(Washington Post)   After cruising to reelection, President moves to centralize authority by eliminating local elections and appointing all governors himself   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 59
    More: Scary, Vladimir Putin, municipal elections, State Duma, Boris Yeltsin, Nizhny Novgorod, Federation Council, Liberal Democratic Party, United Russia  
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2014-04-01 10:44:06 AM  
Fear will keep the local systems in line.
 
2014-04-01 10:53:47 AM  
♫ It's just a jump to the left... ♫
 
2014-04-01 12:38:18 PM  

dittybopper: Fear will keep the local systems in line.


Beat me to it.
 
2014-04-01 12:47:48 PM  
M, W, F: If we had a strong president, we could have this in America too. Instead we have this empty suit that the whole world pushes around. Why can't he just LEAD?

T, Th, Sat: Obongo would do this in America in a heartbeat if he wasn't afraid real Americans would rise up in a 2nd Amendment revolt to re-secure the blessings of Liberty! Sic semper tyrannis.

Sun: Muslin, sharia law, Gays, poors, derp, derp, derp.
 
2014-04-01 01:20:38 PM  
Next step..... Why have more than one political party?
 
2014-04-01 01:34:26 PM  
FTA: Mitrokhin and others decried what they saw as the exploitation of the deaths of 328 children and adults in the southern town of Beslan to justify a power grab. "It's sad that the president has used such a topic as a pretext to do that in order to increase his own power," Mitrokhin said in an interview. "These measures don't have anything to do with the fight against terrorism."


So rather like exploiting the deaths of 3k or so people in NY?  Golly.  How original.
 
2014-04-01 02:02:34 PM  

dittybopper: Fear will keep the local systems in line.



Dammit...I came he to say he must have a Death Star...
 
2014-04-01 02:06:50 PM  
Ahhh... the more things change, the more they stay the same.

-Yogi Berra-

/that's a joke
 
2014-04-01 02:11:35 PM  

UberDave: dittybopper: Fear will keep the local systems in line.


Dammit...I came he to say he must have a Death Star...


I find your lack of faith disturbi... Ahaaaa!
 
2014-04-01 03:16:53 PM  

zamboni: UberDave: dittybopper: Fear will keep the local systems in line.


Dammit...I came he to say he must have a Death Star...

I find your lack of faith disturbi... Ahaaaa!


The Blue Star!
 
2014-04-01 04:29:51 PM  
well at least it is efficient
 
2014-04-01 05:07:57 PM  
The more you tighten your grip, Pootie Tang, the more provinces will slip through your fingers.
 
2014-04-01 05:25:35 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-01 05:26:37 PM  
xxx
 
2014-04-01 05:29:40 PM  
So are these the original headlines submitted, are people getting new stuff greened by the banmonkeys today, or is our Heineken-swilling overlord just crafting new headlines to go with the old stories?
 
2014-04-01 05:31:24 PM  
I did not see this comming
 
2014-04-01 05:33:15 PM  
Hey look the start of another Russian Revolution.
 
2014-04-01 05:33:18 PM  

b2theory: Next step..... Why have more than one political party?


If this keeps going, in 10 years he'll start invading other countries.
 
2014-04-01 05:33:31 PM  
.....Said Pootie Tang in an article from 10 years ago
 
2014-04-01 05:34:17 PM  

MrBallou: M, W, F: If we had a strong president, we could have this in America too. Instead we have this empty suit that the whole world pushes around. Why can't he just LEAD?

T, Th, Sat: Obongo would do this in America in a heartbeat if he wasn't afraid real Americans would rise up in a 2nd Amendment revolt to re-secure the blessings of Liberty! Sic semper tyrannis.

Sun: Muslin, sharia law, Gays, poors, derp, derp, derp.


Leap day we take off and go to Disney land
 
2014-04-01 05:34:19 PM  

Mikey1969: So are these the original headlines submitted, are people getting new stuff greened by the banmonkeys today, or is our Heineken-swilling overlord just crafting new headlines to go with the old stories?


I am a parrot *awwwk*.
 
2014-04-01 05:34:33 PM  
oh, i get it
 
2014-04-01 05:35:15 PM  
Well now, that is a new filter.  I guess I'll get over it.
 
2014-04-01 05:40:14 PM  
I wonder how many FARK libs said to themselves, "Wait... when in 2004 did Dubya do THAT?" before clicking on the link.

/and then came back to post Dubya pics, as if to say, "well Dubya would have done this, so he's just as bad."
 
2014-04-01 05:41:22 PM  
Pootie Tang is the strong dictator leader that conservatives wish Taft was

(so they could biatch about it)
 
2014-04-01 05:44:47 PM  
what triggered the parrot thing?

repeat
repeats
 
Al!
2014-04-01 05:48:51 PM  
Mark my words: this is bad news for Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula.  I see Crimea being part of Russia agaI wish I was clever enough to post this is over.
 
2014-04-01 05:54:29 PM  
This may look bad at at first glance but I, for one, have no worries about Pootie Tang because the solid Christian man that is President Bush has seen Pootie Tang's soul and it was not basking in eternal hellfire.  Move along, nothing to see here.
 
2014-04-01 06:04:07 PM  

Tatterdemalian: I wonder how many FARK libs said to themselves, "Wait... when in 2004 did Dubya do THAT?" before clicking on the link.

/and then came back to post Dubya pics, as if to say, "well Dubya would have done this, so he's just as bad."


As a FarkLib (tm), I knew it was about little Vladdy and wondered how many FarkIndependants would wind up charging in here to yell about 0bama.
 
2014-04-01 06:07:03 PM  

Tatterdemalian: I wonder how many FARK libs said to themselves, "Wait... when in 2004 did Dubya do THAT?" before clicking on the link.

/and then came back to post Dubya pics, as if to say, "well Dubya would have done this, so he's just as bad."


Funny how the Republicans never bring up Bush's comment about what a good soul Pootie Tang has.
 
2014-04-01 06:07:41 PM  
Is it still Apr 1 in some backward parts of the world?
 
2014-04-01 06:09:37 PM  
"His plans must go through parliament, but the Kremlin controls more than two-thirds of the legislature directly and two other political parties quickly endorsed the ideas. Even the governors, who could lose their jobs, surrendered, either welcoming the plans or remaining silent."

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-01 06:10:20 PM  

Al!: Mark my words: this is bad news for Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula.  I see Crimea being part of Russia agaI wish I was clever enough to post this is over.


*snert*
I absolutely love April Fool's wombats. I just wish I could figure out what triggers the parrot one, unless it's THIS or QFT.
 
2014-04-01 06:11:07 PM  

b2theory: Next step..... Why have more than one political party?


Sounds like Martin O'Malley's Maryland.
 
2014-04-01 06:14:46 PM  

Mikey1969: So are these the original headlines submitted, are people getting new stuff greened by the banmonkeys today, or is our Heineken-swilling overlord just crafting new headlines to go with the old stories?


Having come to this party late, is there a particular reason for making "articles from ten years ago" the theme for this Love a Marsupial Day?  It's not the ten year anniversary of Fark either as a domain or as a news aggregator.
 
2014-04-01 06:14:51 PM  
What I find depressing is that in another retro link, before I realized it was a retro link, I thought, I have the perfect comment to add, and then found that ten years ago, I had indeed made that exact same comment.
 
2014-04-01 06:17:34 PM  
Has the revolution started yet I have been waiting.
 
2014-04-01 06:17:47 PM  

flondrix: Love a Marsupial Day?


Guess I gotta change my plans for this evening.
 
2014-04-01 06:27:39 PM  

crotchgrabber: flondrix: Love a Marsupial Day?

Guess I gotta change my plans for this evening.


It's ok to love your marsupial, but don't LOVE your marsupial, if you know what I mean.

Happy April Fools' Day to everyone.
 
2014-04-01 06:46:45 PM  
But... We gave them a reset button and everything!
 
2014-04-01 06:46:57 PM  
Tsar 2.0
 
2014-04-01 06:47:46 PM  

mjjt: Is it still Apr 1 in some backward parts of the world?


Yes. America.
 
2014-04-01 06:53:53 PM  
This one really turned out just about as you might expect.


Though I did not predict him being a wacky closeted ultrahomophobe.  That one really came out of left field.

I'm not sure what's a surer sign of a closeted asshole in denial-  the systemetic persecution of gays, or all the shirtless PR photos.
 
2014-04-01 06:56:00 PM  
No idea if this is today's story or an April Fools joke.

Pootie Tang is so surreal there's no telling.
 
2014-04-01 07:02:29 PM  

phaseolus: what triggered the parrot thing?

repeat
repeats


This?
 
2014-04-01 07:03:24 PM  

here to help: phaseolus: what triggered the parrot thing?

repeat
repeats

This?


This.
 
2014-04-01 07:03:59 PM  
It was not this.
 
2014-04-01 07:05:28 PM  
I love Pootie Tang!
 
2014-04-01 07:25:38 PM  
Don't you hate it when world leaders use fear of terrorism to expand their powers? Makes me sick.
 
2014-04-01 07:34:00 PM  
April fools you dictator commie bastard.
 
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