Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 8, 2017

Il Est de Rire.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday sent a congratulatory message to French President-elect Emmanuel Macron after his victory on Sunday.

In a statement, Putin wished Macron “good health, well-being and success” as president, adding that “overcoming mutual distrust and joining efforts to ensure international stability and security is especially important.”
I'm pretty certain that the French are going to find that at least mildly amusing, since the Russians and their pet toady, Wikileaks, pulled off another hack/data dump just before the French went to the polls.

Only this time, the Russians and Wikileaks paid no attention to French law. They should have, because the French impose a media blackout the day before an election, so news of what those scum were trying to do didn't spread effectively inside France.

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

I thought they timed it that way on purpose; Macron's campaign managed to get a statement up at four minutes to midnight because they were sort of expecting something to happen, but that left everyone with foreign news and the internet all weekend.
Either way, it didn't work.
I don't know how true it is, but I've read that in Europe they're more used to Russian fuckery than we are, and when they see a new chunk of propaganda, the stuff that's getting called "fake news" here lately, they go "Oh, the Russians" and don't worry about it that much.

-Doug in Oakland