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(BBC-US)   Vladimir Putin turns 70 today. Any guesses what he wished before blowing out the candles?   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-10-06 11:18:53 PM  
Not to fall down the Kremlin stairs and land on some 7.62x39 bullets?
 
2022-10-06 11:24:37 PM  
Not to end up like Gaddafi.

/It was Putin that was particularly scared by that, right?
//All those despots kinda blend together in my head sometimes
///There's supposed to be three of these
 
2022-10-07 12:03:39 AM  
To live to seventy-one?

Have only one b-day wish for this f*cking murderer:

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/hopefully the last one doesn't cause too much of a faff... ;)
 
2022-10-07 2:51:19 AM  
"I hope one of there isn't a fuse?"
 
2022-10-07 3:20:57 AM  
Cuppa tea?
 
2022-10-07 5:49:19 AM  
Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.
 
2022-10-07 6:19:57 AM  

lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.


He wishes Trump had won in 2020.
 
2022-10-07 7:22:38 AM  

Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.


This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.
 
2022-10-07 7:23:39 AM  
Guessing it wasn't 'Give Peace A Chance'?
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2022-10-07 7:24:00 AM  
He probably wished that the candles weren't part of some kind of bomb or nerve agent.
 
2022-10-07 7:24:48 AM  
To be the destroyer of the world?

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2022-10-07 7:27:08 AM  
Proud parents:
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2022-10-07 7:27:56 AM  
Impossible. Holograms don't age
 
2022-10-07 7:30:00 AM  
Putun is going to blow out the candles on his cake and throw it out 7th floor window.
 
2022-10-07 7:30:10 AM  
He probably wishes that he doesn't look Mongolian after all that plastic surgery.
 
2022-10-07 7:31:40 AM  
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2022-10-07 7:31:58 AM  

LewDux: Proud parents:
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2022-10-07 7:32:11 AM  
I know what I wish, but Russians seem to make poor suicide bombers.
 
2022-10-07 7:32:15 AM  
He probably wishes that he'd closed the border crossings and shut-down the airports earlier.
 
2022-10-07 7:32:41 AM  

Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.


We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.
 
2022-10-07 7:35:52 AM  

Bootleg: Not to end up like Gaddafi.

/It was Putin that was particularly scared by that, right?
//All those despots kinda blend together in my head sometimes
///There's supposed to be three of these


Putin had a videotape -- he doesn't use personal computers -- of Gadaffi's final demise and watched it obsessively.

Its worst nightmare -- and he knows that he deserves it. Or expects it, regardless.
 
2022-10-07 7:36:55 AM  

Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.


And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...
 
2022-10-07 7:37:09 AM  
He wished for his neighbor's birthday cake and presents too.
 
2022-10-07 7:38:07 AM  
How am I going to prove that I am not a camel ?
 
2022-10-07 7:39:37 AM  
Just die already. You would be doing the whole world a favor.
 
2022-10-07 7:40:32 AM  
THE SWEET RELEASE OF DEATH?!?

/ Or is that what we wish for him?
// I just wish for some pancakes
 
2022-10-07 7:41:03 AM  

Sam's Club Sandwich: Just die already. You would be doing the whole world a favor.


The main problem is the nonzero chance he's replaced by someone like Kadyrov
 
2022-10-07 7:41:09 AM  

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Yoink
 
2022-10-07 7:42:09 AM  

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Tweaked this for future U.S. use.

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2022-10-07 7:43:29 AM  
Putin is a despot.  He does not make deals and he does not negotiate.  All he knows how to do is escalate.  He will not stop unless he is dead or his military is completely annihilated.  He will not allow that to happen, that is where the nukes come in.
 
2022-10-07 7:44:20 AM  

Jake Havechek: Putin is a despot.  He does not make deals and he does not negotiate.  All he knows how to do is escalate.  He will not stop unless he is dead or his military is completely annihilated.  He will not allow that to happen, that is where the nukes come in.


There is a point at which the military will refuse to follow his orders, but it's still a ways off.
 
2022-10-07 7:46:51 AM  

qorkfiend: Sam's Club Sandwich: Just die already. You would be doing the whole world a favor.

The main problem is the nonzero chance he's replaced by someone like Kadyrov


Kadyrov stands no chance of replacing Putin, he'd be shot immediately
Prigozhin might try but he'd probably face the same fate, I'm not sure who could peaceably replace Putin, maybe Medvedev as a front for a few of the Siloviki who can bear each others company enough to cooperate and they can go back to thieving from the state coffers in peace again.
 
2022-10-07 7:47:30 AM  
What do you give the man who has everything but Ukraine?
 
2022-10-07 7:48:13 AM  

Zog Zogu: What do you give the man who has everything but Ukraine?


Serve him Chicken Kiev for dinner.
 
2022-10-07 7:48:22 AM  

qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.

And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...


True. Our current situation is unsustainable. Our current form of government cannot reside on our ability to always make sure one party wins. We're going to eventually have to address the elephant in the room.
 
2022-10-07 7:50:49 AM  

Zenith: qorkfiend: Sam's Club Sandwich: Just die already. You would be doing the whole world a favor.

The main problem is the nonzero chance he's replaced by someone like Kadyrov

Kadyrov stands no chance of replacing Putin, he'd be shot immediately
Prigozhin might try but he'd probably face the same fate, I'm not sure who could peaceably replace Putin, maybe Medvedev as a front for a few of the Siloviki who can bear each others company enough to cooperate and they can go back to thieving from the state coffers in peace again.


Not if someone likeKadyrov shoots them first.

Also I'm sure Kadyrov would not be intending any sort of peaceful transition.
 
2022-10-07 7:51:57 AM  

Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.

And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...

True. Our current situation is unsustainable. Our current form of government cannot reside on our ability to always make sure one party wins. We're going to eventually have to address the elephant in the room.


If they're facing a decade or two in the wildnerness they'll sort themselves out.
 
2022-10-07 7:52:20 AM  
I wonder what Polonium smells like? ......Taste it!
 
2022-10-07 7:52:22 AM  

qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.

And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...

True. Our current situation is unsustainable. Our current form of government cannot reside on our ability to always make sure one party wins. We're going to eventually have to address the elephant in the room.

If they're facing a decade or two in the wildnerness they'll sort themselves out.


Sort themselves out eventually, that is.
 
2022-10-07 7:53:42 AM  

qorkfiend: Jake Havechek: Putin is a despot.  He does not make deals and he does not negotiate.  All he knows how to do is escalate.  He will not stop unless he is dead or his military is completely annihilated.  He will not allow that to happen, that is where the nukes come in.

There is a point at which the military will refuse to follow his orders, but it's still a ways off.


You mean apart from the genocide they are doing? Rape and torture they are doing? Pulling teeth to get the gold out of them during torture NAZI style? You mean the leveling of cities of their neighbor who didn't attack them? Targeting of women and children trying to flee under a cease fire and killing them? You mean targeting civilians in shelters? How about opening up rounds from a tank on an old folks home? How about kidnapping by the thousands and sending them to Russia? How about the threat of nuclear war on their neighbor that signed a treaty with them never to attack them because they gave up their nukes?

That military? The one that is doing the above?

You give them far too much credit.
 
2022-10-07 7:57:11 AM  

qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.

And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...

True. Our current situation is unsustainable. Our current form of government cannot reside on our ability to always make sure one party wins. We're going to eventually have to address the elephant in the room.

If they're facing a decade or two in the wildnerness they'll sort themselves out.


A decade or two of Democratic control won't make them change, it'll make them more violent and more likely to try desperate things similar to what Trump did on Jan 6th. I don't have an answer. I'm not smart enough to know how we deal with 50 million people who think all elections are rigged unless Republicans win. I know we need to permanently destroy their propaganda outlets, and pass laws so they can't make more. Beyond that no clue. Just doing that seems nearly impossible.
 
2022-10-07 7:58:37 AM  

Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.

And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...

True. Our current situation is unsustainable. Our current form of government cannot reside on our ability to always make sure one party wins. We're going to eventually have to address the elephant in the room.

If they're facing a decade or two in the wildnerness they'll sort themselves out.

A decade or two of Democratic control won't make them change, it'll make them more violent and more likely to try desperate things similar to what Trump did on Jan 6th. I don't have an answer. I'm not smart enough to know how we deal with 50 million people who think all elections are rigged unless Republicans win. I know we need to permanently destroy their propaganda outlets, and pass laws so they can't make more. Beyond that no clue. Just doing that seems nearly impossible.


That might be the first reaction, but if the Republican agenda consistently fails to deliver political power they will begin to change the agenda.
 
2022-10-07 8:04:01 AM  
A return to 90's style Booty Bass music but all the strippers have to perform perfect Soviet squats?
/heels must touch ground Svetlana!
 
2022-10-07 8:08:38 AM  

qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.

And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...

True. Our current situation is unsustainable. Our current form of government cannot reside on our ability to always make sure one party wins. We're going to eventually have to address the elephant in the room.

If they're facing a decade or two in the wildnerness they'll sort themselves out.

A decade or two of Democratic control won't make them change, it'll make them more violent and more likely to try desperate things similar to what Trump did on Jan 6th. I don't have an answer. I'm not smart enough to know how we deal with 50 million people who think all elections are rigged unless Republicans win. I know we need to permanently destroy their propaganda outlets, and pass laws so they can't make more. Beyond that no clue. Just doing that seems nearly impossible.

That might be the first reaction, but if the Republican agenda consistently fails to deliver political power they will begin to change the agenda.


It sounds good in theory. But the reality is we have an electorate that still judges a president based on gas prices. Texas governor has resided over an electrical grid catastrophe like twice now? Due to Republicans privatizing their electrical grid, and there's been at least 2 major mass shootings that he did nothing in response to. That's on top of making a massive mess of the border issue, politicizing the issue by shipping immigrants out of state, and criminalizing trans therapy for children, and abortion. He's basically been a monster whose policies have hurt lots of people and hasnt solved a single crisis to hit his state and yet he has a strong lead over Beto.

The chances that we hold the legislature are slim in 2022 despite Roe's overturning. Maybe it will happen, but the point is, it's an uphill battle despite or perhaps because of who the Republicans are. The Democrats are not holding the federal government for a decade in any reality, and we need to have a plan in place that pushes Republicans back into a democratic frame of mind, or utterly destroys them, because right now we're on borrowed time as long as they're passing laws to limit voting and exploring supreme court rulings to make state legislatures capable of overturning elections.
 
2022-10-07 8:11:10 AM  
Isn't this thread about Putin?

Quit jackin' it.
 
2022-10-07 8:11:53 AM  

Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: qorkfiend: Mr. carrot: Spindle: Unobtanium: lindalouwho: Putin wished for Trump to announce he's running for president in 2024.

He wishes Trump had won in 2020.

This.

Politics aside, this last election has done more for changing the course of history than ever before.

We're going to need a follow-through in 2022 and 2024 if we want to see those gains be permanent. There's still enough time for Republicans to reverse track and sabotage our aiding efforts to Ukraine. And even if the war in Ukraine is finished before 2024, a Republican administration could still help prop up an injured Russian regime forestalling any changes that might otherwise occur. Not to mention the potential for a full authoritarian overthrow in a similar vain to Russia's government where voting occurs but is meaningless could happen here at home which would bolster fascist outcomes abroad with our allies. We're not out of the woods yet. Though it's true that had Trump won in 2020 things would already be heading in that direction, and Putin's war would very likely be faring much better.

And 2026, and 2028, and 2030...

True. Our current situation is unsustainable. Our current form of government cannot reside on our ability to always make sure one party wins. We're going to eventually have to address the elephant in the room.

If they're facing a decade or two in the wildnerness they'll sort themselves out.

A decade or two of Democratic control won't make them change, it'll make them more violent and more likely to try desperate things similar to what Trump did on Jan 6th. I don't have an answer. I'm not smart enough to know how we deal with 50 million people who think all elections are rigged unless Republicans win. I know we need to permanently destroy their propaganda outlets, and pass laws so they can't make more. Beyond that no clue. Just doing that seems nearly impossible.

That might be the first reaction, but if the Republican agenda consistently fails to deliver political power they will begin to change the agenda.

It sounds good in theory. But the reality is we have an electorate that still judges a president based on gas prices. Texas governor has resided over an electrical grid catastrophe like twice now? Due to Republicans privatizing their electrical grid, and there's been at least 2 major mass shootings that he did nothing in response to. That's on top of making a massive mess of the border issue, politicizing the issue by shipping immigrants out of state, and criminalizing trans therapy for children, and abortion. He's basically been a monster whose policies have hurt lots of people and hasnt solved a single crisis to hit his state and yet he has a strong lead over Beto.

The chances that we hold the legislature are slim in 2022 despite Roe's overturning. Maybe it will happen, but the point is, it's an uphill battle despite or perhaps because of who the Republicans are. The Democrats are not holding the federal government for a decade in any reality, and we need to have a plan in place that pushes Republicans back into a democratic frame of mind, or utterly destroys them, because right now we're on borrowed time as long as they're passing laws to limit voting and exploring supreme court rulings to make state legislatures capable of overturning elections.


Texas Republicans have quite obviously not been held to account by the voters, hence they have no reason to change anything.
 
2022-10-07 8:12:44 AM  

qorkfiend: Jake Havechek: Putin is a despot.  He does not make deals and he does not negotiate.  All he knows how to do is escalate.  He will not stop unless he is dead or his military is completely annihilated.  He will not allow that to happen, that is where the nukes come in.

There is a point at which the military will refuse to follow his orders, but it's still a ways off.


There's "won't" and there's "can't". It's already at the latter point.
 
2022-10-07 8:30:54 AM  

qorkfiend: Zenith: qorkfiend: Sam's Club Sandwich: Just die already. You would be doing the whole world a favor.

The main problem is the nonzero chance he's replaced by someone like Kadyrov

Kadyrov stands no chance of replacing Putin, he'd be shot immediately
Prigozhin might try but he'd probably face the same fate, I'm not sure who could peaceably replace Putin, maybe Medvedev as a front for a few of the Siloviki who can bear each others company enough to cooperate and they can go back to thieving from the state coffers in peace again.

Not if someone likeKadyrov shoots them first.

Also I'm sure Kadyrov would not be intending any sort of peaceful transition.


That's true; but insofar as the war is concerned, nobody wants it but Putin.

If he dies, whoever takes over will pull back and start dealing to avoid being crushed by the West. If they want to eat each other alive during the process, that's just icing as far as I'm concerned.
 
2022-10-07 8:34:44 AM  
Two people sailed to Alaska and requested asylum. I don't remember hearing about that kind of thing in the Soviet days.
 
2022-10-07 8:35:36 AM  
He probably wishes his dick still works.
 
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