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'Alpha Dog' is at it again! Putin leads biker gang in his latest macho photo opportunity
The Daily Mail ^

Posted on 08/30/2011 8:00:55 AM PDT by AfricanChristian

Politicians will usually kick off an election campaign with a rousing speech, a meet-and-greet handshaking session or a nice photo opportunity kissing a baby. Unless, of course, they are Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who joined a biker gang and led them on a testosterone-fuelled motorcade. Over-revving the engine as he sat astride a three-wheeled Harley Davidson, the former KGB tough man looked both ludicrous and very much at home in the latest of macho stunts that have punctuated his political career.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; bikes; macho; propaganda; putin; russia
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1 posted on 08/30/2011 8:00:59 AM PDT by AfricanChristian
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To: AfricanChristian

Sorry, you just can’t look macho on a trike.


2 posted on 08/30/2011 8:03:21 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: AfricanChristian

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2770870/posts

I posted the same story, though different article. We need a macho leader like Putin!


3 posted on 08/30/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: AfricanChristian
'Alpha Dog' is at it again! Putin leads biker gang in his latest macho photo opportunity

This guy seems to have some real "manhood" identity problems. Wonder if he is a closet queer?

4 posted on 08/30/2011 8:05:38 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Last Dakotan

Yes, you can, and he does.

Much more so than our girl bike riding, mom jeans wearing, safety helmet sporting, little gay president, wouldn’t you agree?


5 posted on 08/30/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: Last Dakotan
Sorry, you just can’t look macho on a trike.

I agree, it just ain't happening.

6 posted on 08/30/2011 8:06:35 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: AfricanChristian

Dr. Laura rides one just like this! Ha Ha Ha! Macho loser.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 8:07:21 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: GoldenPup

No, this is a closet queer.

8 posted on 08/30/2011 8:08:34 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: GoldenPup

Seriously. This guy seems to endlessly go around, and endlessly go out of his way, to prove his manhood, you know, in a sort of over-compensating way. Weird.


9 posted on 08/30/2011 8:08:47 AM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: GoldenPup

Maybe he enjoys “manly” things. A lot of men (and women!) do. All men are wimps like Obama.


10 posted on 08/30/2011 8:09:24 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: AfricanChristian

real men don’t ride tricycles.


11 posted on 08/30/2011 8:09:49 AM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: Last Dakotan
That depends on the trike.

FYI, 97% of our customers are injured combat veterans, including Special Forces.

Would you tell *them* they look like wussies?

Thanks for insulting a large population of heroes who were crippled serving our country.

12 posted on 08/30/2011 8:11:13 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: AfricanChristian

Putin is not campaigning.

Campaigning is for people who must win votes.

Putin WILL WIN whatever “election” is held.

What Putin is doing is propogandizing the popular mood of Russia. “The Russian people are a bold and macho people, because they selected me, a bold and macho man.”


13 posted on 08/30/2011 8:11:27 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: chris37

That's a freakin girls bike. If the bar isnt straight, neither is the male rider.

14 posted on 08/30/2011 8:11:31 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Watch what people DO, not what they say.)
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To: AfricanChristian
Oh yeah? Well, our fearless, illegal-alien, skinny necked Imposter in Chief rides a girls' bike! So there!

Let's see Putskin top that!

And are his wife's thighs anywhere near as huge as Mooche-elle's? Huh?

15 posted on 08/30/2011 8:11:41 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: AfricanChristian

Wonder why he didn’t ride a Ural rig. Then he could have
taken a dog along.


16 posted on 08/30/2011 8:13:14 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (breaking wind to the East..)
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To: Salamander
The Medal of Honor motorcycle is a Harley Davidson ridden by Texas Governor Rick Perry and signed by 17 Medal of Honor recipients. Governor Perry plans to auction the motorcycle with the proceeds going to benefit Freedom’s Angels. (Founded by Mrs. Ted Nugent)

(Reposted from the other thread)

17 posted on 08/30/2011 8:15:29 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Dr Laura and her trike.

http://www.harpercollins.com/HarperImages/Images/8708%5CPhotoAlbums%5C281%5C8708_14608_Thumbnail.jpg


18 posted on 08/30/2011 8:16:32 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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19 posted on 08/30/2011 8:17:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GoldenPup

He sure likes rolling around on the mat with fellow jujitsu practitioners. Public intimacy is a homo’s thrill.


20 posted on 08/30/2011 8:17:41 AM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: AfricanChristian

Isn’t a Harley an American made bike?


21 posted on 08/30/2011 8:18:03 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Tex-Con-Man

God bless him and Mrs Uncle Ted!


22 posted on 08/30/2011 8:18:40 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: AfricanChristian

23 posted on 08/30/2011 8:18:46 AM PDT by klpt
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To: Centurion2000

That is exactly right!

I do not expect we will see Mr. Putin riding a vehicle such as this, nor do I expect we would see him in a Smrt car, a Prius, or any other such effeminate crap.

In fact, I’m just going to go ahead and say it. If you are a straight man, then there is a straight man protocol that is followed without fail. The image you project is critically important.

Just look at Janet Napolitano and how he radiates manliness 100 % of the time in every action that he takes.

Wait, maybe that’s not a good example.

No, wait again, it’s a perfect example.

If one THINKS one is a man, then one radiates manliness all the time.

It is quite clear to me as a straight man that our president is, without a doubt, a starting catcher, and most definitely not a pitcher.


24 posted on 08/30/2011 8:18:59 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Am I a loser, too?


25 posted on 08/30/2011 8:20:11 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: fatrat

You should ponder post #12.

Some of your war buddies may be sitting on our rides.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

Sweet bike.


27 posted on 08/30/2011 8:24:21 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: AfricanChristian

I’m surprised he had a shirt on while riding. Must have been cold...


28 posted on 08/30/2011 8:28:08 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: klpt

Nice pipes - er, uh, . . .


29 posted on 08/30/2011 8:28:34 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Dr. Laura started on a Honda Rebel, but got spooked when the bike almost slipped out from under her on a gravel covered corner. Instead of giving up riding, she opted for the Harley trike. Lots of older vets with leg strength or balance issues go for the trikes as well.
30 posted on 08/30/2011 8:28:57 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: AfricanChristian

Imagine the poor public relations guys who have to think up the next macho photo-op.

“Riding Great White sharks, with, like, laser beams attached to their heads!”

“Nope, done it.”

“Okay, okay, how about wrestling giant mutant glow-in-the-dark alligators?”

“Done that too.”

“Club fighting grizzly bears, in space?”

“We tried that. Couldn’t see his muscles in the space suit.”

“Bungee jumping into an active volcano, from a helicopter?”

“Hmmm... You might have something there. Let me run it up the flagpole, and see if it bounces.”


31 posted on 08/30/2011 8:29:05 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: mnehring

That sweet thing is “The Reaper” and one of our best selling conversion kits.

Second most popular is my ride, “The Rebel”.

A couple weeks ago, I toasted a guy riding a stock racing V-Rod.
Hubby, who has a 103” came from behind and left us both choking on his dust.

We don’t build “wimp” trikes.


32 posted on 08/30/2011 8:30:27 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: laweeks

Actually, the Poser-in-chief is riding a man’s bike with the new styling. I thought bikes like that were womens too, but the salesman at my local shop pointed out the mistake. He still looks like a whimp, regardless.


33 posted on 08/30/2011 8:31:50 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Myrddin; shibumi

Thank you, Myrddin, for defending the honor of our disabled vets.

FWIW, you can’t imagine how it feels when you help a guy who hasn’t ridden in *years* due to their injuries get ‘back in the wind’, again.

It gives them back their dignity and lust for life.

Priceless.


34 posted on 08/30/2011 8:33:35 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Putin is not “macho”, he is an overcompensating dictator.

Obama has a messiah complex and wishes he were a dictator.

So, if the choice is between Putin and Obama, I’m voting None of the Above.


35 posted on 08/30/2011 8:33:59 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: AfricanChristian

When ever they have to keep saying something like how macho he is or how smart someone is(Obama) then it’s all fake ,but Russians eat up the macho crap.Russians think that a bowl of potato soup loaded with fat and salt is very healthy and nutritious


36 posted on 08/30/2011 8:34:41 AM PDT by molson209
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To: AfricanChristian
Over-revving the engine as he sat astride a three-wheeled Harley Davidson,

Tough guys don't ride tricycles.

37 posted on 08/30/2011 8:35:34 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: chris37
"Just look at Janet Napolitano and how he radiates manliness 100 % of the time in every action that he takes."

I just sprayed coffee all over my laptop. Thanks for the laugh of the day, man!

38 posted on 08/30/2011 8:35:42 AM PDT by Rocco DiPippo
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To: SoldierDad

Yup.

If folks had looked, they’d see the Moose’s bar is curved and dipped dramatically, a la “girl bike”.

Spikes, leather and studs still wouldn’t help O’Sissy look “macho”, though.


39 posted on 08/30/2011 8:35:49 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander
Nice trikes. The Harley dealership in El Cajon moves lots of trikes to disabled vets. Ditto in Pocatello. We had a big event in Pocatello this year that ended up with a lot of trikes getting smashed together on I-15 north coming toward Pocatello for the event. Lost a few bikes, trikes and riders on that one.
40 posted on 08/30/2011 8:35:49 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: GoldenPup

“This guy seems to have some real “manhood” identity problems. Wonder if he is a closet queer?”

I have been thinking the same thing for some time.

He cetainly does have some kind of problem with his manhood.


41 posted on 08/30/2011 8:38:09 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Salamander
The vets who can get back on a bike love it. Many of the vets at the home in Pocatello aren't up to riding, but they get a big kick out of the local "rolling thunder" running 200 to 300 bikes by the door at the home. They line up on the sidewalk in front to watch the show. It's about time for another run. Wish I was home in Pokey to participate.
42 posted on 08/30/2011 8:40:20 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: GreenLanternCorps

I never said I agreed with his policies, but he is macho.


43 posted on 08/30/2011 8:41:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Myrddin

Really?

I’ve never heard of a trike fatality, before.

Were they all bunched up close while riding?

With a trike on a group run, it’s one-per-lane and staggered rather than the usual two-per-lane and staggered.

Terrible shame.

:(

Because of Himself’s design, ours handle just as quick as a two-wheeler and we don’t have that “you gotta wrestle it around the curves” issue.


44 posted on 08/30/2011 8:41:41 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: AfricanChristian

He’s trying to out-tough Dick Cheney.


45 posted on 08/30/2011 8:42:17 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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Bump


46 posted on 08/30/2011 8:43:15 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Salamander

You are not a loser. And kudos for offering a product that enables injured vets to keep riding.

Thank you.


47 posted on 08/30/2011 8:43:47 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Myrddin

We do a lot of veteran’s home runs.

I’m a girl so it’s okay for me to cry.

Not sure how the guy bikers deal with some of the things they see there, though.

Our annual run to the Martinsburg VA is up to anywhere from 3000-4000 bikes.
[it’s the weekend after Rolling Thunder and a lot of those riders stay for our ride]

The vets love it.


48 posted on 08/30/2011 8:46:15 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...clowns will eat me.)
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To: klpt

That’s one pretty looking squid.


49 posted on 08/30/2011 8:48:45 AM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: Rocco DiPippo

^^ :P


50 posted on 08/30/2011 8:48:59 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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