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29. He was referring to the joke of Yakov Smirnov
Fri Mar 15, 2024, 08:56 AM
Mar 15

A Soviet Jew who came to the USA during the Soviet era, Smirnov made a living doing comedy pretending not to understand the difference between the two countries. One of his more memorable jokes was “in America, you can always find (a) party. In Soviet Union, (the) Party always finds YOU.”

That became a standard joke in many parts of the States for a decade or more. THAT is what the poster was referring to. I am quite sure he knows the difference between the Soviet Union and post-1991 Russia.

Is the name Smear-nov genuine? bucolic_frolic Mar 2024 #1
Of course though - if you ask Republicans, it's the gospel truth from on high. peppertree Mar 2024 #6
In Soviet Russia... Diraven Mar 2024 #18
*snort* peppertree Mar 2024 #19
No such thing as Soviet Russia soldierant Mar 2024 #23
He was referring to the joke of Yakov Smirnov DFW Mar 15 #29
He very well may - I am familiar with the joke. soldierant Mar 16 #31
Not very many NanaCat Mar 16 #32
Shocked. Shocked, I tells ya! Maeve Mar 2024 #2
Just shocked spinbaby Mar 2024 #9
Influence pedaling, and money laundering, and Russian pals, Oh My! Ford_Prefect Mar 2024 #3
... BumRushDaShow Mar 2024 #4
From the article UpInArms Mar 2024 #5
Yes, good picture at link. Summarized in text: Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2024 #13
Now... will the U.S. media even bother reporting it? kysrsoze Mar 2024 #7
It is extracted from article in the W.S.J. and Guardian. 3Hotdogs Mar 2024 #20
The Guardian is BlueMTexpat Mar 15 #25
Is Johnson and gym jim going to investigate this ? republianmushroom Mar 2024 #8
Of course they will! SergeStorms Mar 15 #26
Follow the money Pachamama Mar 2024 #10
Isn't this like impeachment #1? Where Trump tried to blackmail Zelenskyy into inventing dirt .... Botany Mar 2024 #11
That was my first thought as well. SergeStorms Mar 15 #27
Kind of a huge story Johnny2X2X Mar 2024 #12
Open the link and read!!!! Other names pop up. Grins Mar 2024 #14
I've always said Pompeo is the Captain Zero Mar 2024 #21
Well well orangecrush Mar 2024 #15
Some nice details of this web of deceit at Emptywheel InstantGratification Mar 2024 #16
K & R pecosbob Mar 2024 #17
Kick dalton99a Mar 2024 #22
CNN HandmaidsTaleUntold Mar 2024 #24
Contrary to what right-wing nuts believe.... SergeStorms Mar 15 #28
Right Wing Owns All Media HandmaidsTaleUntold Mar 15 #30
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