Skip to comments.Bush reveals stories behind paintings of world leaders: Putin ‘dissed’ Barney
Posted on 04/05/2014 1:16:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
As you know, our dear dog Barney, who had a special place in my heart Putin dissed him and said, You really call that a dog? Bush said.
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Am thinking Pres. Bush got the final dis!
At least Bush’s dog attacks journolists.
I have got to get a chance to go there.
Although Pres. Bush doesn't say it, this quote reveals he knew the 'dis' was directed at him.
Putin truly is in interesting caricature.
George should have responded to Vlad:
“Yes, I’m not trying to make up for any shortcomings....”
Tony Pro is working on a series of paintings called "Real Cowboys" which will open on May 1 here in southern Utah. We will try to get George Bush to pay us a visit. George has been taking lessons from another artist who also comes here frequently.
The deeper theme is sort of spiritual with the connotation that these real cowboys and their families have been here since about 1870 and doing what they do without too much "dime store" going on.
This painting is called "Wrangler". Subject is a local Mormon who is standing in silent prayer.
Prayers up for you and your husband today.
That’s a DOG?
Yes indeed caww. It's a Cane Corso and this badass is a champion of his breed. I wonder what Putin would mouth off about him. BTW, my son's CC is going on two years old and weighs in at 165 lbs. right now.
They are considered to be one of, if not THE most protective breeds on the planet. My grandchildren take naps on top of him. I thank God they do not have that sudden snap trait that 'other' dogs do. There would be no way to stop that beast without a weapon at the ready.
Oh my...I believe every word you said! I never saw a dog like that...I’ve seen some huge dogs but not so ‘bad-ass” as you stated of this one. Sheesh...wouldn’t ever want to run into that on a dark street...even a light street for that matter!
Putin would probably ask you how to get one for himself, and be real friendly because he wants what you have!... remember Putin ‘respects’ Power and Strength, even if what he has doesn’t measure up. He may even ask you how many oil wells would it take to keep your dog for himself!
I’m not a dog lover because I can hardly stand their droll and dog breath! HA! But I do appreciate them at a comfortable distance...and that with admiration as well.
....”Putin truly is an interesting caricature”...
That he is. I didn’t realize so until I attempted to find out more about why he is the way he is, ....... Spent considerable time and energy doing that to the extent it felt like I was in one of those Washington Think Tanks!
He is fascinating to study....of which I like to do on unusual people......and that he is too..... Seemed like every time I thought I understood Putin, he’d shift and be fully out of the character you thought him to be....which is really one of his traits that makes it so difficult for Politicians to understand and communicate with him.
This administration, (for sure), and much of the EU have been wrong to think they could mold Putin through inclusiveness on the International Stage. ...and they’re still wrong for their approach to him now.
I think that Bush “respected” Putin as the leader of his country...and understood him probably better than any. Putin knew that, and so was as comfortable as possible for Putin to be, with Bush..... because he ((((believed)))) Bush.
I listened several times to their conversation at Kenny...that revealed much about their interaction and as much about Putin few see or hear. That too was fascinating.
Thanks for the opportunity to respond to your post. I think there are very few on FR who can see the caricature of Putin....let alone find out more.
That reminds me of Churchill's description of Russia as a "riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." The rest of the quote is seldom repeated. "Perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest."
Would you say that Putin is motivated by national interest? Is that the key to understanding the man?
The press mocked Bush (endlessly) and his relationship with Putin by repeating the frat-boy nickname he used to refer to him. The fact that Pooty-Poot waited until there it was evident there was a weakling in the White House says to me he respected Bush.
My take away from a Russian history course I took in college is that Russia is a continental power with no direct access to the sea and this generates a certain degree of unease, even paranoia, regarding her neighbors.
I'm surprised it took almost 20 years for them to seize some Baltic territory.
I meant “Black Sea territory.”
....Hhowever, sometimes that's how thugs have to be dealt with. We'd do better in this country if we'd quite catering to the criminal element and stop blaming the victims of their crimes. Putins idea is you create and cause public unrest...you're done. (He had a large criminal element he had to deal with when first elected, and oeveral years to "clean house" of the Old school communists etc.)
..But I'm convinced some nations peoples have a need for a stronger arm than others. Middle Eastern countries are a good example as they know little more more than what they are told to do and believe, Democracy can never work there...the public doesn't understand it. Also... It takes time for citizens who've lived under Communist rule to adjust to what it really means to be free.......much like an abused woman has to adjust how she sees things. Some never change their mindset of “dependency”...nor can they. It's only been 15 years Russia's been recovering...Putin took out the trash, then made major reforms so the people would benifit. And positioned those who could help to make it happen.
Russians have been browbeaten for years...what Putin has accomplished is given them their national pride back.....and that's a powerful motive to continue accordingly.... Yes, Putin has his own Oligarchs, however they are controlled for the most part, though he has to watch his back...and he will deal a cruel blow if they spite him.
Russia needs the Black Sea area in order to access the Mediterranean.....otherwise they will be cut off basically from waterways and means of shipping for trade etc. Having Crimea back is very sweet in that respect. He'll turn that back into the Plush Resort area it once was.
When you look at where Russia was when Putin took office...and where it is now..it's quite remarkable. ...and one of the reasons Putin was actively sought by the International Leaders to participate in International Groups and affairs. .....He ‘showed’ what he could do..and did do for his country. Make no mistake...he cleaned house with an iron fist and spared few of the Communist system, and the Oligarch's who had stripped the wealth of Russia and it's people.
Interesting side note....The Communist's murdered his Grandmother and two of his Uncles,...and his child hood was anything but sweet...even by Russian standards of raising kids at that time......One of the first things he did when he took office was raise the elder citizens pensions....a soft spot about Putin is the elderly....I think he's tried to make things right for them for the loss of his family growing up.
I have no doubt Putin and Bush got along and communicated because they ‘respected’ each other, despite their great differences of how each saw issues of concern. I think the so called “Cowboy” in Bush was helpful. (Rough around the edges and called spades, spades.) Putin could relate to that himself. As said before..both were their own men..... Unlike Obama who cannot be more than what he is...a weak and self-centered man who came to power with nothing more than a cheerleaders mouth, and a crabby wife and ol Valerie.
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