Putin’s Ukrainian Hogwash

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called “Putin’s Ukrainian Hogwash.”

“Talk less and do more.” Unfortunately, Putin apparently didn’t learn this lesson as a child and is now, as they say, having to learn it the hard way later in life. He and his henchmen signaled to the world how they would bring Ukraine to its knees, surround and capture the capital, Kyiv, overthrow the leadership and install a pro-Kremlin puppet, and demilitarize the country. However, Putin spoke very big, but after a whole month of fighting now, things haven’t turned out the way Putin had counted on. With Russian casualties, wounded, captured, and missing now estimated at up to 40,000, and with the Russian forces on the retreat, no one in their right minds could’ve imagined such a modern David and Goliath scenario playing out with Ukraine as the David. 

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Have You Been?

Why is Hawaii one of those places where people always go:

Have you been?

They don’t even say the words “to Hawaii”.

Like Hawaii is just one of those places where you’re supposed to read people’s minds. 

Have you been?

Umm, let me think a moment. 

And before you even get a chance to respond further, the other person goes:

Oh, well let me tell you about the time we were in Hawaii and…

Of course, nothing much ever really seems to come after that except something about the wonderful beaches!

Like there aren’t nice, exotic beaches anywhere else.

Frankly, it’s a little remote anyway, no?

The other thing about Hawaii, of course, is if one of the volcanos starts smoking its angry stack! 

Better start playing that little guitar Hula dancer! 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)