Category: Politics & economics

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US brinkmanship is stupid

Guided missile destroyer USS Ross enters Black Sea to ‘strengthen regional security’

A US guided missile destroyer, USS Ross, equipped with the Aegis advanced missile defense system has entered the Black Sea and is heading to the Ukrainian port city of Odessa to join the international maritime exercises Sea Breeze 2016.
This brinkmanship, which had to have been with the collusion of Turkey, is not on. This is the last throw of the dice before Trump,  Them’s last chance to provoke Russia into action.

The growing activity of the US Navy in the Black Sea raises concerns in Russia. Russian armed forces will draw conclusions from the activities of the US naval vessels in the region, Vladimir Komoedov, the head of the Russian State Duma’s Defense Committee and former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, told journalists.

Jonesbusters karaoke

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood
Who you gonna call? (Jonesbusters)
If there’s something weird
And it don’t look good
Who you gonna call? (Jonesbusters)
I ain’t afraid of no Jones
I ain’t afraid of no Jones…

Eternal truths in food and life

rachael ray memorial day

There was an article by a chef and I’m going off on a tangent after that, be warned. First, the article, via Chuckles:

Believe me, nobody is more surprised about this than I am. Cooking, as a physical activity, doesn’t come naturally to me. It never has. To compensate for my lack of dexterity, speed, and technique, I think about food constantly.

This is our commander-in-chief

Just in case you missed it last evening at OoL, there are clear signs the Turks are the vanguard for a new push into Europe, this time aided and abetted by the quislings in positions of power.

And whom have they appointed to handle it? A Douglas Macarthur? A Patton? A Monty or Rommel? A Churchillian figure?

Guess again:

federica mogherini

Saturday

#  Climate change or kangas climbing high?

kangas in winter

# Don’t know about you but this is music to my eyes and ears:

The Federalist publishes an advance copy of Trump’s remarks. These aren’t the remarks I, a follower of the man Swinburne contemptuously called the “pale Galilean,” would have liked to hear tonight. But from a strictly political point of view, this one is a winner that’s completely in touch with the cultural moment. Excerpts: