Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Hope n' Change is condensing our usual detailed analysis of the news today because the events in Ukraine are complicated, the situation is fluid and volatile, and because we've been invited to a Fat Tuesday celebration and can't really type very long at this computer keyboard while wearing all of these beads, feathers, and flashing LED accessories.
We will note that Obama has definitely thrown a darn good scare into Putin with all of his talk of seriously considering joining a coalition of nations in affirming the remote possibility of "costs" for further military activity, which is why Vladimir now says he may not need to immediately invade the rest of Ukraine (boy, that's a relief!).
The fact that he then test-fired an ICBM missile and threatened to destroy the United States economically was probably just a little temper tantrum based on Obama's clear foreign policy victory. Talk about being a sore loser!
But for now, all any of us can do is watch this developing crisis. Specifically, we'll be watching it on a small television in the corner of "The Big Easy" restaurant while drinking hurricanes, eating po boys, collecting tossed beads, listening to good New Orleans jazz, and trying not to think of the boobs on display in Washington.