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Vladimir Putin Actually Did Steal New England Patriots Owner's Super Bowl Ring (Bush Enabled)
New York Magazine ^ | Delia Paunescu

Posted on 06/15/2013 9:53:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Back in 2005, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft met Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting of American businessmen in St. Petersburg. He was such a good guest that he let Putin try on his Super Bowl ring, and Putin was such a bizarre host that he pocked the $25,000 piece of jewelry. At the time, Kraft claimed that he decided to give Putin (who he praised as a "great and knowledgeable sports fan") the ring "as a symbol of the respect and admiration that I have for the Russian people and [his] leadership." But, now that some time has passed, Kraft is comfortable going on record with what really happened. The New York Post reports that he described the incident to the crowd at Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence gala on Friday night. "I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring.' I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out," he explained. Kraft's attempt to get the 124-diamond bauble back were thwarted by representatives from the Bush the administration, who told him, "'It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present.'" And there you have it.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Massachusetts; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; baseballlover; gaymarriage; pitchforkpat; randsconcerntrolls; traitor; treason
So, Bush helped his boyfriend steal something from a U.S. citizen and then batted his eyelashes at him?
1 posted on 06/15/2013 9:53:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He gave Putin the ring. What a stupid story.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 9:57:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

I’m glad we live in a country where our dictator can’t take someone’s property without “due process”. And most of the time, our KGB is much nicer than the Russian KGB.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 9:59:48 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Sacajaweau

You actually believe that? Why would he? (Of course, he was stupid to even take the ring to Russia)


4 posted on 06/15/2013 10:00:40 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like just the sort of thing that Pooty-Poot would do.

On the other hand, how come this story is coming out in New York Magazine right now? Could it be because Obama plans to go head-to-head against Putin in Syria to distract from his “scandals,” and the usual leftwing editors are siding with the bigger Communist of the two?


5 posted on 06/15/2013 10:03:10 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Awah Comrade thank you for American present!
Will send thank you note from Kremlin!


6 posted on 06/15/2013 10:10:15 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Sacajaweau

Dark Helmet: The Ring! I can’t believe you fell for the oldest trick in the book! What a goof! What’s with you man? Come on! You know what? Here let me give it back to you.
[throws it down the grate]
Dark Helmet: Oh, look, you fell for that too! I can’t believe it, man!


7 posted on 06/15/2013 10:12:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
Sorry for my warped sense of humor, but this is funny. It's a grift worthy of Leverage or White Collar (the TV shows)

I've often said that if I were stranded on a desert island and had to choose one world leader to be there with me to save our lives, I'd choose Putin, hands down.

8 posted on 06/15/2013 10:17:19 AM PDT by grania
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To: nickcarraway
New York Magazine got the "go" sign from Ubama to publish this story because Vlad is starting to embarrass him.

Nobody make Ubama look like the buffoon that he is without paying for it.

9 posted on 06/15/2013 10:23:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Affirmative action is racial profiling.)
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To: grania

Well, Putin might help anywhere that having your shirt off and trying to look macho is a benefit. But what if there is no camera?


10 posted on 06/15/2013 10:24:50 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t think this will help Obama. Putin is probably happier about this story than anyone else.


11 posted on 06/15/2013 10:25:48 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: grania

LOL, Putin would be picking your bones clean before it was over.

Best to educate yourself on survival, and be stuck with folks near your own station, if you catch my drift.


12 posted on 06/15/2013 10:39:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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This just sucks, they must really own us, does everybody own a piece of America, why yes, yes they do..............I wish I could cuss


13 posted on 06/15/2013 10:45:24 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: nickcarraway

Good thing that Hitlery didn’t have her stash of stolen White House silver with her when she met Putin.


14 posted on 06/15/2013 10:48:13 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: nickcarraway

Bushs Fault.


15 posted on 06/15/2013 10:48:59 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Jesus gave us His life, His Word and His Spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps he got one of those old softdrink can pull-rings in return?

That would be reminiscent of the closing scene of ‘Red Heat’ (Belushi/Schwarzenegger watch swap).


16 posted on 06/15/2013 11:56:03 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: nickcarraway

Just who does Putin think he is? Bill Clinton?


17 posted on 06/15/2013 11:59:10 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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Lesson: Do Not Ever Get Into A Testosterone Contest With Vladimir Putin.

Kraft: “I’m so macho (Latin ‘masculus’) that I own the football team that won the Superbowl that year. Please examine my illustrious ring that symbolizes my victory, in order for you to appreciate my American dominance.”

Putin: “I’m so macho that I claim ownership of your Superbowl ring, as a token of your unwitting submission to my illustrious Russian dominance.”

Bush: “He put Ten High in my Johnny Walker Blue. Don’t expect that guy to be nice. Just watch, he’ll probably assassinate the entire Polish government in like four years, for crying out loud.”

Kraft: “I want my ring back from Putin. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is all that I have left!”

Bush: “Forget your precious ring. Don’t get into a testosterone contest with Vladimir Putin.”


18 posted on 06/15/2013 12:29:49 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: nickcarraway

Lesson: Do Not Ever Get Into A Testosterone Contest With Vladimir Putin.

Kraft: “I’m so macho (Latin ‘masculus’) that I own the football team that won the Superbowl that year. Please examine my illustrious ring that symbolizes my victory, in order for you to appreciate my American dominance.”

Putin: “I’m so macho that I claim ownership of your Superbowl ring, as a token of your unwitting submission to my illustrious Russian dominance.”

Bush: “He put Ten High in my Johnny Walker Blue. Don’t expect that guy to be nice. Just watch, he’ll probably assassinate the entire Polish government in like four years, for crying out loud.”

Kraft: “I want my ring back from Putin. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is all that I have left!”

Bush: “Forget your precious ring. Don’t get into a testosterone contest with Vladimir Putin.”


19 posted on 06/15/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Unknowing

I did not click twice.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 12:30:47 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Unknowing

Rofl! It was two-click worthy!


21 posted on 06/15/2013 12:43:10 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: nickcarraway
"...pocked the $25,000 piece of jewelry..."

pocketed, maybe?

22 posted on 06/15/2013 12:52:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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