Under Russian control now, Crimea is already doing some old Soviet-style “for the common good” people relocating:
Ukraine’s breakaway region of Crimea will ask Tatars to vacate part of the land where they now live in exchange for new territory elsewhere in the region, a top Crimean government official said Tuesday.
Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said in an interview with RIA Novosti on Tuesday the new government in Crimea, where residents voted Sunday to become part of Russia, wants to regularize the land unofficially taken over by Crimean Tatar squatters following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“We have asked the Crimean Tatars to vacate part of their land, which is required for social needs,” Temirgaliyev said. “But we are ready to allocate and legalize many other plots of land to ensure a normal life for the Crimean Tatars,” he said.
And by “elsewhere in the region” I’m assuming they mean they’ll be offered prime real estate near Chernobyl after Putin takes over the rest of Ukraine.
Joe Biden was asked what he thinks about the Crimean Tatars, and he said he prefers Russets.
Quote of the week from John Bolton: John Kerry dealing with Russia is like “sending a cupcake to negotiate with a steak knife.”
Site note: Recently the site switched servers and was re-loaded elsewhere, and there have been some small wrinkles I’ve got to iron out, such as the mess at the top of the page.
Self-assured liberal smugness from October 2012:
Hahaha! Yeah, that Romney was so misguided.
These posters mysteriously popped up in Beverly Hills, California last week ahead of Ted Cruz speech in town:
The Dems weren’t about to let that slide, especially on their home turf, so they’ve countered with this:
Thereby demonstrating the vast difference between a “badass” and a “bad ass.”
It’s voting day in Crimea, and people there who cast a ballot will vote to either A) Secede from Ukraine and re-join Russia, or B) Succeed and become an independent entity. An option to stay with Ukraine (status quo) isn’t even on the ballot.
The U.S. and other European countries are considering the vote illegal either way, and here’s something sure to get Obama’s Justice Department in a twist:
Caption: Local residents, including a police officer, show identification to get their ballots from election commission members in Simferopol.
Paging Eric Holder!
It’s a good thing Obama put Romney in his place about Russia during the presidential campaign.
I hope Stretch Pelosi’s fellow House Dems agree with her and run completely on the glory of Obamacare:
Nice try, Nancy. The Florida district that GOPer David Jolly won in Tuesday’s House race is so “historically Republican” that it went for Obama in 2008 and in 2012. Do voters there love Obamacare so much they accidentally voted for the wrong person?
(h/t Free Beacon)
Hey, maybe a guy from ‘N Sync can un-wreck the train!
This is really getting beyond embarrassing. And I can’t help but wonder what the U.S. Marine in the picture is thinking.
Or maybe he’s just there to sing “Bye Bye Bye” to the U.S. economy.
Update: Bass deleted the above tweet because if pointed readers to HealthCare.ORG instead of dot-GOV. Perfect metaphor for the entire law.
Second try is a charm:
Hilarious how he lumps Obamacare in as one of the “charities” he works with. Yeah, ALL charities have federally mandated participation or you face a financial penalty.
Punchline, via White House Obamacare flack Tara McGuinniss:
Huh? That only holds true in the same reality where Obamacare will save the average family $2,500 a year on premiums and allow them to keep a previous plan if they like it.
Douche of the day:
A Colorado man, despite acknowledging that he’s lucky to be alive after being trapped in a submerged car, has filed an intent to sue his rescuers for half a million dollars.
Roy Ortiz filed his intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative $500,000 as a “preservative” measure, his attorney, Ed Ferszt, told ABCNews.com.
Ferszt said the county should have closed the road during floods in September. He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the water.
Can the rescuers file a motion to have him put back in the car and dropped back into the creek and call it even?
It’s possible she was just handed an insurance cancellation letter, but I don’t think so:
In case you were wondering who in the world could be among the 38 percent who still think he’s done a wonderful job, there you go.
Obama just returned to D.C. from his third vacation of the year. Wait, isn’t it only March 10th? You’ve gotta love “shared sacrifice.”
Then there’s this:
Substitute “21st century” with “getting every man, woman and child dependent on government” and it’s actually accurate.
These clowns eagerly ushered in the era of Hope & Change, so break out the tiny violins as they whine about being victims of their own idiocy:
A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix.
Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare’s much higher costs for health insurance than what union workers currently pay, the result will be a pay cut of up to $5 an hour. “If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage. This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage,” said the union in a new report.
Too bad they had to drag the rest of the country down with them.
The above story needs some music to accompany it: