Pop Quiz

RFK Jr.: Hog farms bigger threat than Osama
Cheney Dunk Tank Raises $800 Billion For Nation
Nancy Pelosi: We’re Losing 500,000,000 Jobs Every Month!

/which headline is from The Onion?

A Whiff of Warsaw Pact

Just a day after convincing Kyrgyzstan it kick the U.S. out of Manas Air Base, a vital link in our supply chain for Afghanistan, Russia announced the formation of a new regional military force.

Post-Soviet nations to form military force

A Russian-led bloc of post-Soviet nations has agreed to establish a rapid-reaction military force to combat terrorists and respond to regional emergencies, Russian media reported Wednesday.

The decision came a day after reports that Kyrgyzstan is planning to close a strategically important U.S. military base that Washington uses to transport troops and supplies into Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, the Collective Security Treaty Organization — made up of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan — decided on the rapid-reaction force at a Kremlin summit, the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti reported.

The group’s security council “spent a long time discussing the central issue of forming collective reaction forces and, generally, of rapid reaction to possible threats,” said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, according to Russian news agency Interfax.

“Everyone agreed that the formation of joint forces is necessary,” he said.

. . .

Russian media reported that the force will be used to fight military aggressors, conduct anti-terror operations, battle regional drug trafficking and respond to natural disasters. The force will be based in Russia under a single command, with member nations contributing military units.

See also:
Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
Russia Buys A Vowel In Kyrgyzstan

/the Russian Bear stirs, has Obama finished his waffle?

President Obummer

Another day, another bad mouthing of the economy by Obama . . .

Obama: Catastrophe coming if Congress doesn’t act

Republicans tried to push back against the ballooning size of President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan Wednesday, even as he warned that the financial crisis will turn into “a catastrophe” if the bill isn’t passed quickly.

See also:
Obama: Economic crisis a “disaster”
Obama: Alarmed at How Quickly Economy Deteriorated
Obama says economic crisis “continuing disaster” for American families
Obama predicts more bank collapses
Obama calls recession a disaster

Everyone already knows we’re in a recession. Why does Obama feel the need to go on TV every day and rub all our noses in it? It’s unhelpful and the markets don’t like it.

/”why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves, why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here, why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”