Oh no, Soviet icons on display. Evil must be afoot. *yawn*

It’s funny when psuedojournalists try to raise a tizzy about something. Tim over at The Other Side of My Mouth pauses to wonder why on earth some local right-wing bloggers with a slow news day are trying to make hay over “a video of a trip to Burlington Coat Factory where are found — gasp — Soviet era clothing and other items.”

As I commented over there, “Don’t tell them I have and wear this shirt in public. Or my Beatallica (a rocking Milwaukee band) ‘Blackened the U.S.S.R.’ t-shirt.”

Definitely don’t tell them that I’ve been hypothesizing that Bush and Putin have been waging a low-level new cold cold war for several years now. It’s not quite like the old Cold War, although there are many resemblances. But my question is, why would Russia support an independent North Ossetia when they’re still trying to crush the uprising in Chechnya? I would think that support of independence for one would indicate support of independence for all. But maybe it’s more about Moscow establishing control of its former Soviet empire, itself a product of Stalin’s quest to secure Russia from land invasion after the Great Patriotic War.

That’s all.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.