Monday, November 26, 2012

Feel the love

The Russian word Правда (transliteration: Pravda) means Truth. So if you read something in Pravda, it must be true, right?

As Carolina in Nederland might say, “Hold your horses!” As dirt farmers in Georgia might say, “Wait one cotton-pickin’ minute!” As anti-Soviets everywhere might have said, “Nothing in Pravda is true.” As Pontius Pilate once said, “What is truth?”

On today’s Drudge Report is the following link:

PRAVDA: Obama ‘re-elected by illiterate society’... article which, if you read, you may find very interesting. It was written by one Xavier Lerma, about whom I know nothing, except that his web address is xlermanov dot com -- lermanov, as in Nicholas Romanov (last czar of Russia) or Vladimir Ulyanov, a.k.a. Vladimir Lenin, another Russian you might have heard of.

All I’m saying is Xavier probably ain’t from Puerto Rico.

As that goofy girl in a current television commercial says, “They can’t put anything on the Internet that isn’t true.” (When her friend asks, “Where did you read that?” she replies, “On the Internet.”)

In the old days, I suppose including a link to Pravda would put me on J. Edgar Hoover’s watch list and I could expect to be thoroughly investigated and publicly humiliated by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Fortunately, times have changed, but probably not that much. I hasten to add that in the old days there was no such thing as a link or a blog or an Internet.

That article is a lot truer than you might think, and I ain’t no stinkin’ communist.

You read it here first.

(Photo from the Romanov Collection, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.)

P.S. -- For a slightly more erudite take on Mr. Xavier Lerma and his opinions, read this.


  1. Putin's PR man? That's my favourite photo of the Romanovs by the way.

  2. Ian, mine too. It was taken in 1916. The female on the left is Princess Anastasia.

  3. That is a very clear picture of the family.
    I love the Anastasia song sung by
    Pat Boone

  4. Liberalism a psychosis? Golly, I never even said such a thing about religion. Do you personally believe this? Once a viewpoint has been relegated to the realm of madness, the only thing to do is to stomp it out as opposed to working with it for the common good, so communication becomes impossible.

  5. A Lady's Life, do you remember the film Anastasia? I think Pat's song was featured in it, but my memory may be playing tricks on me. I do know that the movie starred Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, and Helen Hayes.

    Snowbrush, no, I don't believe liberalism is a psychosis or a lot of the other stuff in that Pravda article. Xavier might be certifiable, though. A lot of Tea Party folk would probably agree with much in the article, which is downright scary.

  6. What Xavier Lerma failed to grasp is that it was the illiterate ones who chose to vote for the other guy! What was his name - Rubble, Rummy, Runny? Something like that. As they say in Arkansas, he was just an "egg-sucking dawg".

  7. Y.P., what you fail to grasp is that the illiterate ones who have begun to say things like "Give honor to God and Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama" are the people who did NOT vote for Rubble/Rummy/Runny.