Jun 19, 2015 | RUSSIAN GLAS•NOT

Winter of Dissed Content

Another day, another attempt by some Russian official to save the Russian sole from the corrupting power of foreign cultural imports. In this case, our favorite bigot-in-chief, Vitaly Milonov, of the gay-propaganda law fame, is fuming against popular HBO series "Game of Thrones".  ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Aug 22, 2017 | US MADNESS

Trump: Close Encounters of the Third Reich

When the aliens showed up one day over North America, President Trump told the American people and the rest of the world that he was the most capable leader to negotiate with them. “I’ve made deals with the Steve Bannon, how worse can these motherfuckers be?”   ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Jan 20, 2016 | US MADNESS

GOP Primaries: Irate minds think alike

Sarah Palin is not one to shy away from expressing her views no matter how unsubstantiated or half-baked they are. So it’s no surprise that she has finally weighed in on the GOP presidential primaries to endorse none other than Donald Trump.   ...CONTINUE READIND>>

May.25, 2015 | DICKTATORS MAXIMI

Uganda: Land of the Excessively Free

After 29 years of continuous "democratic" one-man-rule (and with no term limits in sight), it's only natural that a leader would be less inclined to think before he speaks making ever more preposterous statements; one could even assume that the preposterousness is proportional to time in power. ...CONTINUE READING >>

Apr.28, 2015 | INTERNATIONAL

Greek Crisis: Prince of Tidings

A forlorn kingdom in turmoil; a historical land on the precipice of self-annihilation torn between the forces of good and evil; a battered realm in the midst of an epic battle raging ferociously for it's "integrity and soul". On the losing side "the forces of reason and humanism", on the  ...CONTINUE READING >>

Apr 01, 2015 | ASSAD

Assad: Up, Close & Oh So Impersonal

In an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS's 60 Minutes, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad had much to say about the ongoing civil war in his country. No stranger to high profile interviews, he spoke about his noble intentions, the inexhaustible support he receives from the Syrian people and his ...CONTINUE READING >>

Mar.06, 2015 | INTERNATIONAL

Benjamin Netanyahu: Waxing Poetic on Iran's Frenetics

Israel's prime minister's, Benjamin Netanyahu, words of wisdom that he shared with his audience in the US Congress seemed to have gone down pretty well, at least with the Republicans (with Obama, not so much). Truth be told, Netanyahu is an eloquent, chutzpah-full, speaker, who will go to any ...CONTINUE READING >>

Feb 26, 2015 | RUSSIAN GLAS•NOT

Russia: Internet Censorship 101

Courtesy of Russian president Vladimir Putin, "How to subdue the internet in a few easy steps", a instructional guide for authoritarians of all stripes. Especially useful for those in power in "democracies" who need to keep up appearances. ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Feb 11, 2015 | KIM (SQUARED)

North Korea: All Unicorns are Gray in the Dark

Apparently the reason North Korea looks suspiciously dark from the above in the nighttime (compared to all its neighbors) is its abhorrence of "flashy", show-off-y lights. You know, the ones that blaze self-indulgently, screaming to the satellites above "Look at me! Look at me!".  ...CONTINUE READING>>

Feb 07, 2015 | CULTURAL (NO)MORES

Pope Francis: Punch'em Fideles

An announcement by Pope Francis regarding the Catholic Church's sanctioned methods of child rearing: How to beat your kid to the punch.  

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Jan 24, 2015 ERDOĞAN

Erdoğan: B Is For Blocking

It's a well publicized fact that Erdogan's vision of (neo-Ottoman) Turkey does not include a freewheeling internet the sort where people actually post what they think. He has said so bluntly in numerous occasions as well as attempted to gag it, albeit selectively, as oftenNow, finally his planning  ...CONTINUE READING>>

Aug.04, 2014 | UPDATED Jan.24, 2015 | CULTURAL (NO)MORES

2016 Summer Olympics: Sailboats On Fire

Sailors competing in test events in Guanabara Bay for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been complaining lately about the water pollution; apparently they have issues with floating sofas and dead canines. What a bunch of wusses! Next thing you know they will be moaning  ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Jan.19, 2015 | INTERNATIONAL

Middle East: After the bombing comes the photobombing

If you are looking for a glamour-rich, glitter-sprinkled paradigm that encapsulates all that is endemically wrong in the Middle East (and in human nature in general), look no further than the Miss Universe pageant, where Miss Lebanon is in trouble for appearing in a selfie with Miss ...CONTINUE READING >>

Jan 03, 2015 | RUSSIAN GLAS•NOT

Putin: Friends, Russians, Countrymen, lend me your trust

Putin has once more addressed the nation giving his traditional New Year's speech, compulsory viewing for any Russian citizen, mostly because that's the only thing on all TV and radio stations. Here is a rough yet nuanced translation that picks up the subtext:   ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Dec 22, 2014 | ASSAD

Assad the Builder: Ready, Steady, Bomb!

The Syrian Prime Minister, visiting Iran amidst his country's ongoing civil war, talked about the Syrian government's imminent "big victory" and its plans for commencing the reconstruction process. Presumably, that process involves demolishing a dozen or so cities, leveling the field so to  ...CONTINUE READING >>

 

Dec 04, 2014 | CULTURAL (NO)MORES

US Diplomacy: The Bold, The Beautiful & The Budapest Brute

There is quite a trend lately for television series bases on political themes, House of Cards, Veep, Scandal and Madame Secretary to mention just a few of them. The world of politics and international diplomacy is indeed an arena full of dramatic possibilities, a fertile field for any scriptwriter to ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Dec 03, 2014 | RUSSIAN GLAS•NOT

Education in Russia: Sexcluded

According to the presidential children's rights commissioner, Pavel Astakhov, sex education will never be permitted in Russia's schools as it goes against the country's morals & traditions. He suggests instead that children be informed about sexual matters, and by sexual matters he means  ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Nov 21, 2014 | US MADNESS

US Congress: All It Takes Is An Act

In a rare and laudable gesture of genuine bipartisanism, US Congress lawmakers of both parties have introduced legislation to close a loophole that has allowed suspected Nazi war criminals who have become US citizens to receive social security benefits while overseas. The bill is aptly called   ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Nov 05, 2014 RUSSIAN GLAS•NOT

Russia: The Attack of The Giant Gay iPhone

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Who knew that Tim Cook's coming out would be yet another opportunity to see the butterfly effect in action. Here we have a man that comes out and soon afterwards a two-meter sculpture crumbles on the other side of the world. The said artifact was an iPhone-like memorial to Steve Jobs,  ...CONTINUE READIND>>

Nov.04, 2014 | INTERNATIONAL

The EU: It Ain't Over Till the German Lady Sings

The UK has never been the staunchest or most committed EU groupie and in fact it has the knack of regularly demanding concessions and exemptions. Coupled with a Tory-helmed government, eurosceptic by nature but getting more so by the minute as way to woo voters away from the UKIP party  ...CONTINUE READING >>