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Biker Putin roars into Ukraine rally on a Harley
Vancouver Sun ^ | July 24, 2010 | AFP

Posted on 07/24/2010 11:14:14 AM PDT by Smith Winston


SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, July 24, 2010 (AFP) - Leaving a cloud of dust in his wake, a black-clad Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin roared into a rally in Ukraine on a Harley Davidson and hailed bikes as a "symbol of freedom".

Putin drove into the rally of bikers on the southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea astride a gigantic three-wheeled Lehman trike conversion Harley Davidson motorbike, wearing dark glasses and waving his black gloved hands.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: harley; motorcycles; napl; putin; russia; zot
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To: Paladin2

LOL, ROTFLMAO.

51 posted on 07/24/2010 12:09:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nothin’ wrong with a national leader doing a Tummy Floof. But zer0 doing that would be just..plain..weird.


52 posted on 07/24/2010 12:10:40 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Paladin2

ROTFLMAO!!!!! Bo is dragging zer0 with zer0 effort!!


53 posted on 07/24/2010 12:12:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

Yeah, at least he’s WAY above the waist.


54 posted on 07/24/2010 12:15:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

SOOOO obvious in that pic that Obomba has NO idea how to walk a dog...which means he is NOT in control.


55 posted on 07/24/2010 12:15:05 PM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: Paladin2

56 posted on 07/24/2010 12:16:33 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Drew68

Could anyone ever picture Obama on a Harley?

Yeah, on the back of Larry Sinclair’s pink sportster.


57 posted on 07/24/2010 12:16:45 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: goodnesswins

Gives new meaning to “clinging to guns, bible” and dog.


58 posted on 07/24/2010 12:16:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bert
Чувак!
59 posted on 07/24/2010 12:17:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ScottinVA
Zer0 is quite the dog trainer.

Looks like Bo is the local community organizer.

60 posted on 07/24/2010 12:18:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
LOL! Their ineptitude is is similar.

vaudine

61 posted on 07/24/2010 12:19:22 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Slings and Arrows

Get your motor running
Head on Highway
Watch Adventure
and everything that comes our way
So cute ‘ go to do so to take the world embrace
of love all your cannons Fire immediately
And explode into space

I like smoke and heavy metal
Thunder lightning racing with wind
And clearly, I am
So cute ‘ to do so to take the world embrace
of love all your cannons Fire immediately
And explode into space

As the true nature of the child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so much I never want to die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

Ha ha! Bing translator!


62 posted on 07/24/2010 12:20:48 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Milk carton picture: My Tagline -- MISSING!)
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To: Paladin2

The Obamas need to call in the Dog Whisperer.

They have lost control of the dog, and the dog is in charge. It’s probably symbolic of the way Obama presidents (’presidents’ being a verb).


63 posted on 07/24/2010 12:21:47 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: TheOldLady
Ha ha! Bing translator!

That's how I got the lyrics in the first place. ;^)

64 posted on 07/24/2010 12:22:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bert
Как двигатель наш путь.

Мне ваши объятия любви

Принять в мире !!

Bing translator: As the engine of our journey. I love To cuddle with your world

65 posted on 07/24/2010 12:24:26 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Milk carton picture: My Tagline -- MISSING!)
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To: dljordan

I think you’re right. Wish he was on our side. It’s scary that the head of Russia is more of a free marketer than the head of the US.


66 posted on 07/24/2010 12:24:41 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Paladin2

Whoa Bo!


67 posted on 07/24/2010 12:27:19 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I figured that, but I love the reverse translation because it highlights the differences in the meaning of the respective idioms.


68 posted on 07/24/2010 12:31:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Milk carton picture: My Tagline -- MISSING!)
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To: Smith Winston

69 posted on 07/24/2010 12:35:10 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: Smith Winston

70 posted on 07/24/2010 12:44:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (There is no other cheese.)
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To: Smith Winston
Remember the old Saturday Night Live sketch where Bill Murray played an Hispanic game show host of a show called "Quien Es Mas Macho?" That's what I'm reminded of with this juxtaposition:

Quien Es Mas Macho?

OR


71 posted on 07/24/2010 12:47:39 PM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Drew68

Hello Drew68.
Yes, I could see obammy on a Harley,
Riding bitch.


72 posted on 07/24/2010 12:49:35 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Drew68

Hello Drew68.
Yes, I could see obammy on a Harley,
Riding bitch.


73 posted on 07/24/2010 12:51:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: RS_Rider

Obama on a Harley would be like Dukakis in that tank a number of years ago.

It would be funny to watch Obama riding a Harley. He is too feminine. No doubt he may try and do it though to look tough.


74 posted on 07/24/2010 1:09:40 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: McBuff

Comparison pictures of what we had then and what we have now makes me want to PUKE!!! and want to make me scream Dear God what has happened to our Republic.


75 posted on 07/24/2010 1:27:40 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: pandoraou812; Arthur Wildfire! March
"It's the boldest, the quickest transport and gives the biker the sweet feeling of freedom," said Putin.

"Without any exaggeration you can say that a bike is a symbol of freedom," added the Russian strongman.

He may be an evil SOB but at least he's a man. He talks like an American too.
What do we have? A friggin' little pussy who talks like Pee Wee Marx. :-(

76 posted on 07/24/2010 1:50:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Paladin2
Putin looks like Yul Brynner. Why is that?

Because both are of Russian heritage?

77 posted on 07/24/2010 1:55:02 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Probably White Russian Vikings.


78 posted on 07/24/2010 1:56:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TigersEye
"Pee Wee Marx"

LOL. That's a keeper.

79 posted on 07/24/2010 1:58:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ScottinVA
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides Harley Davidson Lehman Trike as he arrives for the meeting with Russian and Ukrainian motorbikers at their camp near Sevastopol in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, Saturday, July 24, 2010. Russian flag is in the background. Putin has lept on a Harley Davidson and roared into a international biker convention in southern Ukraine. Around 5,000 bikers from Europe and beyond are gathered in Sevastopol for the annual festival on Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.
80 posted on 07/24/2010 2:02:28 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: battlecry

Never understood the attraction of those. The lean angle to me is a major coolness factor on a street bike (especially on a sport bike, in addition to the acceleration. But he seems to be in a Harley world there).


81 posted on 07/24/2010 2:02:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: ScottinVA

What kind of douche uses a dog leash in the house?


82 posted on 07/24/2010 2:05:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; TheOldLady
"That's how I got the lyrics in the first place."

Dangit, Slings you had me going thinking you were fluent in Commie, er, Russian.

83 posted on 07/24/2010 2:06:23 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Rebelbase

84 posted on 07/24/2010 2:10:40 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: savedbygrace
The Obamas need to call in the Dog Whisperer.

And when he gets Barry0 house trained he can do something about Bo.

85 posted on 07/24/2010 2:12:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Paladin2

It’s an insult to Pee Wee Herman but who else is there to compare him to? Arghhhhhhhhhhh!


86 posted on 07/24/2010 2:18:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Rebelbase
What kind of douche uses a dog leash in the house?

The kind that gets dragged this way and that by a steenking little Portuguese Water Dog. Or the NAACP.

87 posted on 07/24/2010 2:22:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Sivad
Really a Harley? Man, what a patriotic American Putin is.

USSR had no good motorcycles. The Central Planners just didn't see them as necessary. Only Ural was manufactured, as far as I know, and that was a German design from 1940. The rest was all import. So if a Russian citizen today wants a motorcycle, he has a wide selection of foreign models.

88 posted on 07/24/2010 2:34:42 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: archivist007

“No doubt he may try and do it though to look tough.”

That will be when he takes over big motorcycle


89 posted on 07/24/2010 2:44:40 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

The difference is that Putin is a staunch patriot while Obama licks the boots of the people who laugh at him behind his back. Much like actors.


90 posted on 07/24/2010 3:00:00 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: dljordan

“I think Putin would put a bullet between your eyes and not blink.”

KGB tend to be that way. Pity we don’t have those types running our country.


91 posted on 07/24/2010 3:00:46 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Greysard

I wonder how successful a person could be if they sold foreign motorcycles in Russia.


92 posted on 07/24/2010 3:03:31 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Smith Winston

It would be interesting to see a report on the condition of the roads in the old Soviet Union member states. I read one time that the roads outside the main cities were atrocious. Of course, most of the people didn’t have cars, so bad road conditions hardly mattered. But if the ex-Soviet states want to increase the numbers of tourists, they might think about improving the road conditions. Any Russians or Ukrainians that can help us out with this?


93 posted on 07/24/2010 3:56:04 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Smith Winston

That no harley LOL!


94 posted on 07/24/2010 3:56:04 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: McBuff

OMG what a night and day Compare to Reagan to Obama now Ronnie was da man


95 posted on 07/24/2010 3:57:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SevenofNine
It's a sad day when a Russian former KGB agent acts more like an American than the alleged POTUS sitting in the White House. By a mile.


96 posted on 07/24/2010 4:05:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Free the First!)
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To: EternalVigilance

I like little bike LOL!


97 posted on 07/24/2010 4:18:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: kronos77

I hate to say this but Hill Beast look more manley than Obama LOL!


98 posted on 07/24/2010 4:18:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TigersEye
What do we have? A friggin' little pussy who talks like Pee Wee Marx....

Sad but true. I like Pee Wee Herman better too.

99 posted on 07/24/2010 5:13:45 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn..........^..........)
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To: Salem

With enough vodka, anybody can be fluent in Russian.


100 posted on 07/24/2010 6:29:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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