Meanwhile, in an evil empire far, far away

Flexibility*: the ability to flex one’s muscle.
(see also: saber rattling)

So do they, jackass, so do the theyyyys.

Two Russian fighter jets violated Japanese airspace on Thursday, as Tokyo scrambled jets to chase off the planes, the defence ministry said.
The Russian planes were detected off the coast of northernmost Hokkaido island for just over a minute, shortly after Japan’s new prime minister said he wants to find a “mutually acceptable solution” to a decades-old territorial row with Russia and sign a long-delayed peace treaty with Moscow

Obama and his Nobel Peace Prize have re-established the traditional olde-tyme diplomacy. You know …
War is the continuation of policy (politics) by other means.” — Karl von Clausewitz
The world is in for a looong four more years.

* Historical ref


  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm |

    Doug – meet me in DC and I’ll show you an Esso (now Exxon) gas station not far from the WH. It has a nice high canopy.

  2. mech
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 9:11 am |

    When there are no adults in the White House, all the kids in the neighborhood are going to really push the boundaries.

    After the previous 4 years, it will be er, an experience to see how flexible everyone will be in the next 4.

  3. SteveHGraham
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 10:35 am |

    Top two flexible political figures: Barack Obama and Putin’s girlfriend.

  4. SteveHGraham
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 10:35 am |

    But perhaps I repeat myself.

  5. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm |

    Steve ^
    In my experience, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of
    of repetition.