Voices from Russia

Saturday, 17 November 2012

17 November 2012. It’s That Time of Year Again! One, Two, Three… Up with the Tree!

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A sweet little Russian cartoon (it has minimal dialogue, so, don’t worry), with the title One, Two, Three… Up with the Tree! It also has a sweet way of delivering its moral… one shouldn’t be selfish. 

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It’s time to start getting ready for Christmas and New Year‘s. You DO want Dede and Snegurochka to come to your house, don’t you?

BMD

17 November 2012. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This, Visual Version… Goofy Russian Cops Unwind

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Goofy Russian coppers letting off steam at the station house. Oh… I forgot… I’m supposed to excoriate them for their supposed “excesses”. Trust me, most Russian cops are like their Western analogues; they go out, they do their jobs, they face a lot of danger, and they do it for peanuts. Before you attack these guys, let’s clean up our own house first… we could start with the Southern sheriffs who like roughing up union organisers and ordinary folks… that is, we’ve got dirt on our shields, too.

Live and laugh… that’s human…

BMD

17 November 2012. A Photo Spread. Our Great Russian Motherland… Up on the Roof… in Piter

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Mood music… Up on the Roof by the Drifters

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St Petersburg, as seen from a rooftop vantage-point. There are nutters who’re dangerous, there are nutters who’re harmless, there are nutters who’re humorous, and there are nutters who’re kinda fun. These “roofies” appear to be of the last sort. It’s kinda nuts to go crawling over roofs, but you’ve gotta admit, they take arse-kicking photos… these snaps are by daredevil photographer Sergei Degtyaryov.

Give ‘em a tip of the jug…

BMD

17 November 2012. Here’s the Latest OCA Scuttlebutt… Lyonyo and Tosi are Being Their Usual Secretive Selves

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The latest on the Eastern PA deal is that Bishop Mel is locum tenens and Maymon’s been named “administrator”. That’s asinine and barmy… Mel could handle both and Maymon the Disobedient is a BAD fit for the Valley, trust me on that one.

A Cabinet member spoke up:

At the Sobor, Tosi came up to the podium to tell people who were “Facebooking” and “texting” from the hall “to be respectful of the integrity of the system” and to not announce the ballot results online. Evidently, they feel entitled to power over information. Maybe, at the next Sobor, they’ll make everyone check in their electronic devices at the door… in contrast, the Ukrainians and the Carpatho-Russians did “live updates” from their Facebook pages for every little development during their nomination assemblies. There was a data centre set up in the cry room at Holy Trinity in Parma and “OCA Communications” could clearly have done the same… but unlike the Ukrainians and the Carpatho-Russians, they refuse to. They despise the little people, and will only tell us what they want to, when they want to. Too bad for them.. this MO comes to kick them in the arse again and again, because the information WILL get out, and they’re left to do damage control every time. They could come out with the information right off the bat, but they chose not to. They have nothing but contempt for us.

This is why I have no hope in Mollard unless he removes Peterson, JP, Lyonyo, Jillions, Moriak, and Tosi. He’ll be a nicer version of what we just had, I fear. That’ll make the end longer and more painful. The OCA couldn’t take another year of JP… it’ll take Mollard two to three years to wreck the OCA, for he refuses to shitcan the shitbirds who got the OCA into its present mess.

On another note, the Diocese of Eastern PA is having a dinner for Mollard on 4 December 2012. Here are the details (as given out by John Kowalczyk):

All our clergy, active and retired, and their families, together with the widowed matushki,  are cordially invited to a congratulatory dinner given in honour of our former archpastor on his election as Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of all America and Canada. This diocesan tribute will take place on Tuesday, 4 December 2012, at 19.00 EST at St Michael’s Center, 308 Delaware Street, Jermyn PA. This dinner will be free of charge. We look forward to all our clergy, active and retired, along with widowed matushki joining us for this special gathering. Please respond to the Diocesan Center at(570) 937-9331 by Friday, 30 November, so we can establish an accurate headcount of adults and children.

Kudos to the Diocese of Eastern PA for making this a free dinner. That’s the old-time old-school po-nashemu way (if Freddie M-G were running it, it’d cost 25 bucks a head to “keep the riff-raff out”). That’s why Maymon shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near this diocese. He’s not one of us… it’s obvious… stick him in the South with the konvertsy… they deserve one another, I say.

I’m always on the alert… news comes when it wills, not when you want it to come. Most of all, I have a duty to keep all of y’all up to date. Be good… and pass the jug… we all need it.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 17 November 2012

Albany NY

 

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