Saturday, February 8, 2014

Russia snubs Obama with torch-lighting


 Good, now if he would only climb a tree and leave us alone.

Russia chose a lawmaker and former figure skater who tweeted a racially charged photo of President Obama to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday.

Irina Rodnina made international headlines last September when she sent out a doctored photo of Obama and first lady Michelle Obama appearing to stare at a banana.

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The photo outraged the Obama administration and prompted U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to denounce Rodnina's "outrageous behavior, which only brings shame to her parliament and country.”

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny retweeted the photo, with the caption: “Look at the jokes Russian MPs make.”

Rodnina erased the tweet soon after but defiantly refused to apologize.

“Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and you should answer for your own hang-ups,” she wrote at the time.

More @ The Hill


  1. God this is funny.

  2. Find the recording of Michelle Obama dunking a basketball when the NBA players were in the white house. She looked like an ape. Sounds racist but find it and post it - I saw it in the news. The truth hurts...

    1. Ain't nothing racist about it as hating all Commies regardless of color is required. :)