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Thursday, Feb 24, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

* How’s it going?

       

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  1. - ItsMillerTime - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 8:58 am:

    Thinking about our Illinois Ukrainian Friends right now


  2. - DownSouth - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:00 am:

    Suffice it to say; Crocs were a poor choice of footwear on my trek out pre-dawn to fill bird feeders. We had a much more significant and slicker accumulation of ice and sleet than anticipated. Even the dog gave me the side-eye for that poor choice this morning. However, the dog found the sleet and slick spots great fun and raced around rolling, snuffling, plowing, and plundering like a puppy rather than an 11-year-old arthritic lab.


  3. - Candy Dogood - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:02 am:

    If the Illinois GOP didn’t like the Kizinger Test regarding their views on what constitutes legitimate political discourse they’re really not going to like having to address whether or not they support Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

    These are very much “Illinois Issues.”


  4. - Pundent - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:14 am:

    =These are very much “Illinois Issues.”=

    As the Brits would say, in for a penny, in for a pound.


  5. - Huh? - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:33 am:

    “As the Brits would say, in for a penny, in for a pound.”

    We, as a country, are standing around with our hands in our pockets, tsking about the russian aggressions.


  6. - Cheryl44 - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:36 am:

    I love my Crocs, but I doubt they’re a good choice for walking on anything slick. I have an old pair of some kind of running shoe that I keep my Yak Trax installed on for stuff like that.


  7. - Dankakee - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:39 am:

    Illinois has the second-largest Ukrainian population in the US at almost 60,000. This war is going to hit home very quickly for some of us.


  8. - Downstate - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:47 am:

    I had 2 hour journey to Springfield, yesterday, for some critical legal filings. Kudos to one particular state agency on their customer service. Due to the timing of a prior, on-line filing, my trip would have been a bust, but for the efforts of a state staffer. They did a masterful job of coming up with a solution to save the day. The bleak weather day was made a little brighter by the dedicated public employee.


  9. - Blue Room Curtains - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:50 am:

    I’m thinking today about my Prospect HS classmate Kathy Chumachenko, who married Viktor Yushchenko and was First Lady of Ukraine from 2005-2010. They live in Kiyv and Putin’s thugs have already tried to kill Yushchenko once, so if Putin really does have a kill list I’m sure Katya and her family are on it. I’m praying for them, and for all Ukrainians.


  10. - Pundent - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:56 am:

    =We, as a country, are standing around with our hands in our pockets, tsking about the russian aggressions.=

    Some may be. Others are proclaiming it as “very smart” and suggesting that it provides a roadmap for dealing with our southern boarder. The more benign view is this doesn’t concern us.

    The point is, if you’re all in on autocracy then you can’t complain when strong men like Putin flex their muscle. In fact you admire it. Among Republicans there’s more admiration for Putin right now than our own President. Let that sink in.


  11. - Siriously - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 9:59 am:

    I’m sad and angry about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. I’ve never been there, but 100 years ago my grandfather left there after his father was murdered in the streets in a Russian pogrom (anti-Jewish riot). Now the Russians are again murdering Ukrainians. Why? Just for conquest?

    I’m scared for the Ukrainians and angry that we seem helpless to do anything.


  12. - Furtive Look - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 10:59 am:

    It’s slicker than snot here in the metro east.


  13. - Downstate - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 11:16 am:

    “Among Republicans there’s more admiration for Putin right now than our own President. Let that sink in.”

    Wow. Quite the leap there.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 11:19 am:

    ===Quite the leap===

    Trump’s praise for Putin is on Russian television… is that fake news?


  15. - Pundent - Thursday, Feb 24, 22 @ 12:04 pm:

    =Quite the leap there.=

    Not really.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/23/republicans-view-putin-more-favorably-than-they-do-leading-democrats/


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