By Piper Bayard
Always trying to outshine Stalin, aren’t you, Vlady?
Let me put this in perspective. Putin is invading Ukraine based on the argument that because there are Russian speaking people of Russian heritage in that country, Russia has the right to go in and protect the interests of those people. By that reasoning, we can expect the Mexican army to be setting up camps through the Southwest any day now.
Ah, well. Once Yasser Arafat won it, there were no surprises left.
See our previous response to the notion of Putin and Peace Prize in the same sentence at B&H Nobel Peace-Through-Ironic-Laughter Prize Nominations.
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
Proud to say our Monday post, Ukraine Crisis: Vladimir Putin and the Power of Gas, was Freshly Pressed this week. A big welcome to all of our new subscribers!
It Didn’t Start Last Week — Timeline of Ukrainian Invasions
Timeline of Ukrainian Turmoil — Part Two, 2001 – Present
Ukraine in Crisis: Vladimir Putin and the Power of Gas
The Cliffside Rose Flash Fiction Contest — Vote Now! When Holmes and I stumbled across this rose on the side of a cliff in the middle of a secluded desert on the day after Valentine’s Day, we challenged our readers to explain this oddity using the words “Dixie,” “witness protection,” and “cheese grater.” We have eight outstanding entries who are vying for your vote. Come by and enjoy the yarns they have spun in an effort to win a copy of DOWN AND DEAD IN DIXIE by USA Today bestseller Vicki Hinze.
I had the honor of guest posting at New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan‘s Murder She Writes site this week. In James Bond vs. The Spook, I share a few things I’ve learned about real covert operatives since I started working with Holmes.
Recently, numerous bloggers participated in August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest 2014. Three of my favorites are What are Your 21 Layers of Beauty? by Jenny Hansen, Beauty: A Matter of Mind Over Matter by Kassandra Lamb, and Inspiring Beauty Quotes: A #BOAW3 Wrap-Up, Part II by August McLaughlin.
Like Detective Fiction? Thank the Metropolitan Police Act by K.B.Owen at Misterio Press.
Yoga IS for Everyone. A Short Guest Series, Part 2 by Christine Moore.
When so many of us are tired of winter, it helps to be reminded of the beauty. Crystallize – Lindsey Stirling Dubstep Violin Original Song.
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All the best to all of you for a peaceful week.
Oh, Geez, Putin for a PEACE Prize? They’ve got to be kidding.
Thanks for the shout out about my post and Kathy’s this week at misterio. And for August’s BOAW. It was fabulous!!
Loved your article. Spot on. It’s all about confidence.
I don’t even know what to say about Putin’s nomination…just yikes! Thanks so much for the shout out! I loved Kassandra’s and Jenny’s posts, too.
It is a bit jaw-dropping, isn’t it? 🙂
I think he should join Yasser Arafat…
LOL. I’m sure many Ukrainians feel that way about now, too.
Does the Nobel Peace Prize even mean anything more? It seems equivalent to People’s Sexiest Man Alive — a relatively meaningless designation that still garners media attention.
Congrats on being freshly pressed! You deserve it.
They lost me with Arafat. But at the same time, Holmes is working on a piece about all of the genuinely deserving folks who have received the award. I just can’t ever see Putin on the list with Mother Theresa, though.
Thank you for your support! 🙂
He’s getting a peace prize? You gotta be Putin me on. They must have been Russian to pick candidates and figured “hey, he might not be a nice guy but he’s in the news. Soviet!” …thanks, I’m here all week 😛
He’s just been nominated at this point, I’m happy to say, but there’s just no telling with that group. 🙂
He’ll probably win. The other nominees will “disqualify themselves” and hell smile, take the medal or whatever and start planning the invasion of Sweden, Norway and Finland. Dove of peace my a**.
Putin and Obama both nominated when they’re each in the middle of wars. What is UP with this committee? Thank you for including my BOAW post! I had so much fun writing it. 🙂
This seems important-to me-if nobody else 🙂
Just when I was thinking things couldn’t get any more ridiculous…I’m almost afraid to wonder what they will come up with next.