Friday, November 27, 2009

compare & contrast



VS.



Sigh...why can't we have a president who's a badass?

20 comments:

Breda said...

you know...kind of like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn7UzxXv8p4

Me said...

We had one--Reagan. We also had G.W. Bush for a while. But the problem is, we elect tough men when we feel threatened and once they end the threat, the liberals among us begin to resent them because they are men and the liberals are not, and so they get voted out and replaced with milquetoastes like Clinton and Obama.

reflectoscope said...

...Because dead people vote democrat?

Jim

Jenny said...

like this?

Looking at the rest of Putin's record, I'd say that condition is squarely in the "necessary but not sufficient" camp.

Stalin had some pretty serious bad-arseitude to if I recall correctly.

I like your example though. Be nice to see some more cut from such stronger cloth.

And I imagine we will.There's a whole generation of retired 'WoT' vets filling up civilian life already.

Borepatch said...

We used to have a bad-ass Vice President.

Buckshot said...

Breda,

Are you moonlighting as an adjunct college instructor now?

"Compare and Contrast" sounds a whole lot like an assignment from a "Communications" class instructor!

Buckshot

Ed Skinner said...

Oh, but we do, we do. (God help us!)

Chas S. Clifton said...

Oh, Breda, you're such a mammal.

Roberta X said...

So, Putin is cross-dominant and ignores either A) Rule 3 or B) ear and eye protection, or both?

Bad-ass and clever, good; bad-ass and dumb, bad.

What's-his-name and the light-saber toy, very bad.

DixieLaurel said...

Because we wanted "Change"?

geekWithA.45 said...

I noticed the cross dominance thing too. The photo tells me that Putin's never had competent coaching.

And he ain't getting any from me. ;)

DirtCrashr said...

I want to see Putin-Spetznaz leaping upside-down through the air throwing an axe. Otherwise he's just hangin' out with the Hells Angels to bolster his street cred among the leather-crowd.

hsoiblog said...

At least here in Texas we've got a Governor that could be argued is a badass:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=219&t=176336&page=1

reflectoscope said...

Speaking of which...

Jim

Alan said...

I think the point is that Obama would never be seen with a gun, let alone allow himself to be photographed with one.

Putin, while seemingly untrained, has no problem with guns.

LawDog said...

Let us not forget that V. Putin not only volunteered for the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, but spent from 1975 to 1991 in.

One seriously doubts that you can have a 16-year career with the KGB and not receive some kind of firearms training.

phlegmfatale said...

There should be an ultimate celebrity death-match showdown between Putin and Obama, to be shown world-wide on pay per view - even split between Russia and the USA on the PPV proceeds. Hopefully, we'll put both our gubmints in the black in the right way, for a change, and there'll be one less tool on the international political scene. Call it a win/win/win.

Cargosquid said...

What kind of gun blog is this? 17 comments and no one asks or comments about the gun?

What was that and where can I get one?

The Saj said...

Hey Breda,

"I WANT A GUY LIKE PUTIN"

Watch this if you haven't seen it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxocX4z08-Q

Firehand said...

Because when we have one who shoots and otherwise indicates 'badass when needed', the lefties wet their pants and scream NAZI!!! And Bush & Co. effed-up bad enough on some things a lot of others decided "Let's give the professor a try."

And this is what we got. Even his fencing stance sucks, dammit!