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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Welcome to Tymoshenko, Akhmetov, Tabachnyk Beaches!

“Do you know where you are? Rich folks live here. So don't sail any closer!”

Can beaches be private property? No, says environmental law. Yes, says the law of the jungle.

That’s the law that trumps the law that guarantees free riverfront passage and bans home construction within 100 meters of any water body.

In a country where government is private property, nothing is impossible!

OK, here we go. Tymoshenko beach (4:17). Feels nice, but nobody’s home.
Oh, she's so busy these days! Not only does she frequently appear in Yanukovych’s court...

...but she also lives next door to Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov!

Red: Tymoshenko (former MP/PM/now opposition leader)
White: Akhmetov (oligarch/MP/Yanukovych backer)

Pretty cool, huh? How about an Overboard remake? Best filming location ever!
The final *swim-union* scene (2:04)

Donbas Arena opening ceremony (August 2009)

Anyway, other beaches turned out not so romantic.

Tabachnyk beach guard: “Are you gonna teach law to me? I have my own laws. You understand?”


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Drunk MP Yanukovych Jr. Can't Find Way Home

"I'll make it on my own!"

That's what he told his buddies after hitting a couple of wrong doors.

Trashing wildlife in Western Ukraine can be that stressful for a lawmaker.

Yanukovych: Let me...assure you: I am not ashamed of my kids and my grandkids, and I want your children to be no different...from mine...and I want them to be happy. But when kids get dragged...uh...into this mud that you're trying to drag my kids, my family, into...

Father knows best.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Pro-Yanukovych Lawmakers Play With iPads, iPhones

Jokes, tabloids, cars... Keeping up with the Tymoshenkos can be fun!

Lawmakers in Ukraine make more in a month than the average Ukrainian does in a year: $4K.

Even so, what many of them make officially doesn’t quite add up to their lifestyles.

Video of the day: Luhansk city council member Roman Landik beating up a 20-year-old woman (a softcore model, as it later turned out).

That’s the same guy who poses with Yanukovych, Lytvyn, Tihipko & Co plus other celebs on (classmates).

The crown jewel of his collection: a semi-erased “One
Link law for all” NUNS/Yushchenko ‘07 campaign billboard with “For sale” on it.


Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tymoshenko, Supporters Removed from Courtroom

Don't mess with The Hon. Rodion "Brute" Kireyev!

A joke of a trial turned into a show of force after the judge stopped tolerating habitual violations of courtroom order. The ax fell on Tymoshenko and some of her supporters, including MP Mykhailo Kosiv (BYuT), 77, a political prisoner in Soviet times.

The judge also ordered live feeds cut off.

It's a shame this country doesn't have laws that work and a judiciary that's credible and independent. Tymoshenko's misdeeds should be adjudicated on their legal merits, not on political grounds.

The guy who wants Tymoshenko convicted is the guy she wanted to do a grand coalition with: Yanukovych.

That's why she's no martyr material.


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Topless FEMEN v. Yanukovych-'Bulls'-Get-Everything Pension Reform

Fools get the casket, bulls get the cash.

Looks like FEMEN got a kick out of it. And so did the cops.

If only they could move as fast as Yanukovych.