This week, we will combine both blogs, In Case You Missed It and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict. Please feel free to share any headlines we may have missed or new developments occurring in Ukraine or Russia providing they come from reliable and credible sources. We won’t accept any parroted, Russian propaganda from far-right ‘news’ sources unless you’re trying to point out that the far-right extremist in our country and elsewhere actually believe their own BS or Russian disinformation. We also ask that you provide a link to your source so folks can read it if they want.
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Preparing for War:
Putin’s World War Z Has Created a New Swastika
What started out as curious markings slapped in white paint on Russian tanks and trucks has now become a symbol of Vladimir Putin’s own version of World War Z.
Now, the “Z” has become akin to a new “swastika” or symbol of hatred and is showing up everywhere supporters of Russia’s uninvited invasion of Ukraine can be found.
President Biden/Biden Administration:
Armed intruder at Joint Base Andrews is arrested; another fled the base
Two intruders, at least one of them armed, entered Joint Base Andrews on Sunday night, apparently after the return there of Vice President Harris, according to several accounts.
The other intruder,a 17-year-old male, was arrested Sunday night and remains in custody, base officials said. He was carrying a firearm at the time of his arrest, according to base officials.
No shots were fired, and there were no reports of injuries.
Alexander Vindman says Ron Johnson, others have ‘blood on their hands’ over Russian invasion of Ukraine
In an interview with the Journal Sentinel, Vindman included Johnson on a list with former President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, claiming they undermined U.S. national security.
“Civilians are dying, Ukrainians are providing a formidable defense, defending democracy for Americans as well as for themselves and their homes. And Ron Johnson is trying to distract and obfuscate,” Vindman said.
Setting Horseface straight:
Putin’s Bigliest Puppet:
What Others are Saying:
COVID-19/Should Have Gotten Vaccinated:
Official COVID-19 death toll tops 6 million as pandemic ebbs in many places but roars on in others
The American Taliban/White ISIS/MAGAts/Gunz!:
Conservative think tank’s exclusive gathering will include Biden official — but not Trump
A private, off-the-record gathering of conservative leaders and wealthy donors will convene this week in Sea Island, Georgia, with appearances by a Biden White House official and several critics of former President Donald Trump.
Trump was not invited to the exclusive event, which will be attended by some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors, according to two people familiar with the event who were not authorized to discuss it.