. . . . February ends. Another el sucko de dicko day – with the negative add of it being Monday. However, here it is nearly the middle of the afternoon and the temperature is 27°, the highest it's been all day. Russia supposedly in talks but beginning to reduce Ukranian residential areas to rubble, for all that world and his own nation’s opinion have almost moved Putin from a guy you can deal with, a guy you can live with, good for business, into the columns titled Monsters of History, providing moral and other sorts of support to Ukraine's resistance.
Do any of soch media's newly minted Ukraine experts remember how not so long ago they hoorahrahrawed The Americans as the best thing that ever happened on television and how much they loved, admired, and sympathized with its two primary protagonists, who were planted Russian spies here in the USA to aid, assist and abet in any way they could devise, the downfall of the United States government? Like a Russian yacht, from the gitgo it seemed more than likely that under the layers of production financing there was a deep connect to Russian money. If that were suggested though, being in the realm of tinfoil hat delusion, well, one didn't, did one?
Beyond that, it is still something nearly impossible to understand, why such middle-of- the-road, white, prosperous folks, particularly young males, enjoyed so much identification with these protagonists. Well, one thing the 2016 campaign and elections and faux noose, and red caps and gerrymandering and hate campaigns against everyone who wasn't white, male and rich, outrage for public health and education and equality and justice and tolerance for all taught us -- why yes Russia has been meddling in everything, including the so-called US government head-up-Putin's ass giving Cuba back to Russia.
Which is taking a dreadful toll on Cubans and Cuba, by the way. Which if here was any fabric to spare and accessible on Cuba, we could well be seeing Ukraine flags there too. But as the Cubans don't even have food, well -- and don't have a Fidel to tell the Russia "Go Fuck Yourself" now, and more porkalotetzy Russian oligarchs and their yachts are arriving every day as more ports close to them -- which means what little food available will be gobbled by the Russians.
We are in awe too, of the acts of courage being taken by Russians against this war, as well as having so much for that of the Ukrainians. Doubtless one of the most common searches on internet images these days is this.
In the meantime, from From North Dakota's Fargo-Moorhead's InForum -- access to stories by subscription only.
"North Dakota tax dollars are financing Putin's regime in Russia
North Dakota's Legacy Fund is invested in bonds to the Russian government, and that needs to stop immediately."
Dayem, now whose bright idea was it to do this, hmm? and now much did they get paid?
. . . . Easy to forget but, hey today is Lundi Gras -- and tomorrow's Mardi Gras. Eat some damned King Cake you all.
The great New Orleans radio station WWOZ that streams and broadcasts specifically New Orleans music, had about 100 Ukrainians tuning in daily. As of this afternoon there are only 8 tuning in . . . .
Update: O my, here it is evening, and those same 8 listeners are still able to tune it – for a half hour at a time, but somehow, they keep returning to hear New Orleans music!
Yes, we tune in streaming from here as well.