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Hey, Brandon, when you get to the Ukraine tell ’em Groucho sent you.

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  • Mike Austin February 23, 2022, 9:54 AM

    Going to war with Russia in the winter. Like that has never been tried before.

    • Freddo February 23, 2022, 10:06 AM

      Who needs winter uniforms when you have hairy legs? Wait until Brandon can remember Corn Pops telephone number and Putin will be toast. Anyways, it would be nice if we can stop history repeating while we are still in the farce phase and not go back to the tragedy phase.

    • Casey Klahn February 23, 2022, 2:57 PM

      Well, as you know yourself, those were Russians in the defense, and they owned, with some difficulty, their enemies (Napoleonic France and Hitler’s Germany). OTOH, when they sallied forth into little Finland, they were shamed. Such is the difference between the offense and the defense.

      • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 1:42 AM

        Stalin eventually got Finland to do his bidding after his errors before and during the Winter War. Thus the term, “Finlandization”. The 1940 Moscow Peace Treaty gave Stalin more than he had demanded before the war. Finland joined Nazi Germany in alliance against the Soviets (1941 – 1944), but then switched sides against Germany (1944 – 1945). The Allies classified Finland as an ally of Germany, thus forcing her to pay war reparations and cede to Russia even more of her territory after the war.

        Finland had her time in the sun—all was not heroic, but she did what she did to survive. Since the war she has kept her head down, stayed out of the news, and disappeared from History.

  • gwbnyc February 23, 2022, 9:56 AM

    Margaret is speaking in a Mid-Atlantic accent, I believe.

    In one of their films the pair are doing a back and forth and Margaret cracks, it’s left in the scene.

  • James ONeil February 23, 2022, 11:00 AM

    Ukraine? Election ‘fixed’, interfered with, by the CIA. News organs guilty of wrongthink shut down. Gas pipeline blown up. Nightly shelling of Ukrainians by Ukrainians. Paying a million bucks a year to Hunter Biden (10% -50% off the top to his dad.). Tippacanoe, Tyler too and no Russian gas in Germany!
    Putin doesn’t want missiles on his doorstep (Cuban missile crisis anyone?).

    I’ve a problem seeing Vad as the bad guy here.

    • Richard February 23, 2022, 12:12 PM

      I’ve a problem seeing Vad as the bad guy here.***

      I know, right? Say what you will about Putin, he’s a fierce patriot and clearly reveres his country.
      The treasonous, illegitimate, titular head of the USA? Not at all. Just a life-long grifter, who’ll get lots of other parents’ kids killed, in yet another ill-advised war.
      Unfortunately, it seems difficult lessons have to be relearned every other generation or so.
      As I’m checking the Market at 2:11 CST, it’s not liking it a bit, either.
      Oh, yeah, I always loved Margret Dumont in her various roles in the Marx Bros movies. She was perfect.

    • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 2:31 AM

      It was the Brandon administration that forced Putin’s hand. It could not believe that in Putin there was a man who actually did what he said he was going to do. The elites in Washington DC have no such integrity. They think everyone on earth is just as they are: degenerate, treasonous, dishonorable and mendacious. This entire Ukraine issue could have been resolved with vodka and negotiations, but Brandon rolled the dice and lost. If he ups the ante—a common trait among the human debris who run Washington DC—things could get…spicy. As Casey wrote, watch the Mediterranean. If Brandon moves a carrier or two into the Black Sea—assuming the Turks allow this—what then?

      Usually a military defeat can be covered up to some extent so as to avoid too many negative domestic repercussions. But not this time. Brandon and his handlers blew up the “Ukraine crisis” into a precursor to World War III. Backing down from such silly braggadocio will be extremely difficult.

  • enn ess February 23, 2022, 11:31 AM

    Leave it to the Marx Brothers to make fun of any situation. Good humor. Way too much is being made of not a lot. Like James Oneil says, I don’t really see Vlad as being the bad guy here. Follow the money, the trail that tells no lies. Who is to benefit over this circus? It damn sure aint gonna be the Merkan people, they’re the ones gonna be paying for it, along with the sons & daughters of Russian and Ukraine and whoever else gets dragged onto the coliseum arena.
    You do realize don’t you that it’s gommermints that start wars for their benefit, it’s not the actual people in the combat arena. Let the gommermints slug it out & piss in each others Wheaties, the combatants would rather share a pint, talk about sports & girls, and hoot & holler about most anything else and be left in peace.

    • gwbnyc February 23, 2022, 12:08 PM

      I’ve seen the clip many times, and I always get reminded of what a complex undertaking it was to choreograph and film. And the references to white-as-black which at the time was prevalent. Interesting.

      -then this:
      Way too much is being made of not a lot.

      I would agree, and generally, too, to the remainder of your comment.

      • John Venlet February 23, 2022, 12:29 PM

        Yep. And if the mainstream media are pushing Russia and Ukraine there is gonna be a war story, and they are in spades, you know it’s a lie and the purpose of the propaganda is meant to draw your attention away or keep you in fear.

        • John Venlet February 23, 2022, 1:07 PM

          To bolster my argument in regards to the propaganda being spewed about Russia, Russia, Russia going to war with the Ukraine, and America, you know when they invoke President Donald Trump into the equation for praising Putin, as the mainstream media is, well, believe the propaganda if you are so inclined. See here.

          And on a related note surrounding the Trump deranged and their unceasing efforts to decrease his stature in individuals’ eyes, two top prosecutors on the case resigned. Wonder what’s going on that we cannot see. Two top prosecutors in probe of Trump Org resign from Manhattan DA’s office.

          • Denny February 23, 2022, 4:34 PM

            “two top prosecutors on the case resigned. Wonder what’s going on that we cannot see”
            It’s not even an hour’s work anymore to find dirt in a democrat’s closet.

        • Kevin in PA February 23, 2022, 2:56 PM

          “the purpose of the propaganda is meant to draw your attention away or keep you in fear.”
          The Biden clown-show is so desperate to distract from the debacle of rising inflation caused by printing paper currency to cover the mess made by the ruling class going all the way back to the 2008 financial debacle and then accelerated over the past year with “free” money not to work. Also to distract from the unraveling in Democrat controlled city after city and ongoing crime spree. And their failure of the C-19 response which is now being shown to be a big-pharma take over of the CDC.
          Massive crimes have been committed and they know they have been found out…..so, Russia, Russia, Russia again.
          Why should American blood and treasure be spilled 12 times zones away, when the real threat is flooding over the southern border?
          Finally, China is the problem.
          Please note that nowhere in my comment did I say that Putin was a good guy.

  • Dirk February 23, 2022, 3:43 PM

    John all one can do is smile and say quietly, “ I told ya so”. The shit show called Biden needs this war badly, need to refocus on his his henchmens other deeds.

    It’s irrelevant how damaged his mind is, even he recognizes he’s a stooge at this point.

    While I never cared for him as a human, even less as a politician, what he’s being put thru is straight up elder abuse. Nobody deserves this, not even politicians.


    • Mike Austin February 24, 2022, 2:50 AM

      What he is being put through is a rare example of evil actually paying for its deeds while yet on earth. If he does not deserve this, then no one deserves any punishment for anything whatsoever. The word “schadenfreude” exists for a reason. So does this axiom:

      “Whom the gods would destroy they first drive mad.”

      The Greek tragedians understood this better than anyone. Always they represented Hubris as followed inevitably by Nemesis. No one could possibly escape such earthly justice. We are seeing it play out right in front of our eyes, yet we have no Sophocles to record it.