Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pole-Vaulting vs. Pole-Smoking


"We just live with boys with woman, woman with boys," spake the half-Tabasaran Yelena Isinbayeva, pictured above, who bested Rochester's Jenn Suhr in the reported competition — Pole vault great condemns homosexuality at worlds. She continued,
    If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our nation because we consider ourselves like normal, standard people... Everything must be fine. It comes from history. We never had any problems, these problems in Russia, and we don't want to have any in the future.
Our Mrs. Suhr was not among those who "painted their fingernails in support of gays and lesbians" in violation of Russia's law "which bans gay 'propaganda.'" Of the Swedish athletes who did, Miss Isinbayeva says,
    It's unrespectful to our country. It's unrespectful to our citizens because we are Russians. Maybe we are different from European people and other people from different lands. We have our home and everyone has to respect (it). When we arrive to different countries, we try to follow their rules.
Cultural imperialism, anyone?

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