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Doc Sportello

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I just love it that last time Gayle McCormick belts out BAAABBBY! It's you ...
Posted by Doc Sportello | Tue Mar 29, 2022, 03:12 PM (4 replies)

GQP christofacist advertises support of Putin on their car

Posted for the know-your-enemy point of view. From a store parking lot (trigger warning, this could make you sick):

Posted by Doc Sportello | Fri Mar 18, 2022, 12:19 PM (30 replies)

McFaul: "The Ukrainians will never give up"

Just now on Nicolle Wallace. He added: "They will fight forever. Until Ukraine is free."

He is someone who should know.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Thu Mar 10, 2022, 06:56 PM (3 replies)

Olena Gnes coming up on Anderson Cooper

If you haven't seen this young mother of three, she is worth watching. Articulate, brave, funny and as far as I can tell doing a wonderful job of mothering three young children by herself while living in a basement.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Mon Mar 7, 2022, 09:26 PM (0 replies)

Stay Calm America; Don't Make Decisions Based on Emotion

From Tom Nichols at the Atlantic:


In my rage, I want someone somewhere to do something. I have taught military and national-security affairs for more than a quarter century, and I know what will happen when a 40-mile column of men and weapons encircles a city of outgunned defenders. I want all the might of the civilized world—a world of which Putin is no longer a part—to obliterate the invading forces and save the people of Ukraine.


And yet, I still counsel caution and restraint, a position I know many Americans find impossible to understand. Every measure of our outrage is natural, as are the calls for action. But emotions should never dictate policy. As President Joe Biden emphasized in his State of the Union address, we must do all we can to aid the Ukrainian resistance and to fortify NATO, but we cannot become involved in military operations in Ukraine. ...
...Also, let’s remember that America is, in fact, taking action to help Ukraine and oppose Russia. Western sanctions will not save Kyiv or other Ukrainian cities tomorrow, but they are crippling the Russian economy and undermining Putin’s ability both politically and materially to seek a larger war. We are working with the rest of the world to get military assistance to the Ukrainians, who will be fighting a resistance for as long as the Russians are in their country.


one more reason not to let our emotions get the better of us is that the only way Putin can save himself from his own fiasco is to bait the West into an attack. Nothing would help him more, at home or abroad, than if the United States or any other NATO country were to enter direct hostilities with Russian forces. Putin would then use the conflict to rally his people and threaten conventional and nuclear attacks against NATO. He would become a hero at home, and Ukraine would be forgotten.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Sun Mar 6, 2022, 03:37 PM (22 replies)

Russians about to get a taste of Putin is a Dickhead beer

Just saw this on CNN. A brewery in Lviv began producing Putin is a Dickhead beer in 2014 during the uprising. They also learned how to make Molotov cocktails. Now they are using those bottles to make them once again. Cheers!


Posted by Doc Sportello | Wed Mar 2, 2022, 10:05 PM (1 replies)

This brave Ukrainian mother of three is worth listening to

Olena Gnes is being interviewed now by Anderson Cooper on CNN. Very articulate and she is able to bring home the pain these people are going through now. Here is a link to her YouTube video where she talks about life in a bomb shelter (basement of a building) with three young children:

I'll try to post the Cooper interview when it is posted.
Posted by Doc Sportello | Mon Feb 28, 2022, 10:00 PM (2 replies)
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