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RIP Boris Yeltsin

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Buckin' agate_monkey, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    RIP to a guy who, by the end of his time in power, made GWB's popularity numbers look positively glowing.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's a creative reading of fairly recent history. Were you out of Pampers at that point?
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I thought this guy died five years ago. Swear to God.
  4. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    My memory of Yelstin was when he came to my hometown for the G7-G8 summit. He was the talk of the summit and quite a friendly man. He could bust a move too, but I wonder if it was the vodka.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Stoli and Finlandia stock just dropped through the basement.

  6. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    With all that's taken place in Russia of late, I wouldn't be surprised to see conspiracy theories pop up all over creation.

    I was a senior in high school when I first read the name Boris Yeltsin. After reading an article about the guy in a copy of Newsweek, I wrote a report on him for the class. At that time, he was all the rage, but he was not yet a world leader. I thought I was pretty great for predicting his rise to power. I thouight I understood Russian politics. Today, nearly 20 years later, I must admit that I don't have the slightest understanding of that country's inner workings. Here's to hoping that someone else comes along and gives the country hope, even if that person is pushed out like Yeltsin was.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The only reason I knew he was still alive is because when people started doing dead pools in December, Yeltsin was one of the 10 listed who you can't pick (since it was widely assumed he would die this year...)

  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Yeltsin vs Sir John A. in a winner-take-all drinking match?

    That would be up there with Rumble in the Jungle.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They won't have to embalm him.
  10. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Moving up the charts ...

  12. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Yeah, considering how big of a loser he is, and his family history, Ted Kennedy is flying under God's radar...
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